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Po Pin Lin, 1970 ~ Impressionist Cityscape painter





Chinese-born American painter Po Pin Lin [born October 11, 1970, Taiwan] has won the Award of Excellent in the Oil Painters of America's national and regional exhibition in 2001 and 2002 and has been a signature member of Oil Painters of America for many years. He has been featured twice in Southwest Art Magazine and was named "one of the 21 finest American artists under 31". Po Pin Lin is also the cover story and the subject of a six pages feature article in The Artist's Magazine in September issue of 2003. He is featured in Fine Art Connoisseur magazine premier issue- "The Chinese Academic Tradition- Po Pin Lin: From Taiwanese Farm buy to American City-Dweller". Most recently, he is featured in Art of the West magazine in November/December issue of 2009, article "Young Guns- Po Pin Lin".
Po Pin's work is currently represented by Lee Youngman Gallery (Calistoga, CA), and Jones and Terwilliger Galleries (Carmel, CA).





  • Third Place, San Luis Obispo Plein Air Festival
  • Jennifer Hill Award of Merit, 13th Annual Carmel Plein Air Painting Competition Exhibit
  • Curator’s Award, 2005 American Artists Abroad, Bennington Center for the Arts
  • Merit Award for Landscape, 2003 Salon International, Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Arts
  • Finalist in Landscape category, The Artist's Magazine 2002 Annual Competition
  • Second Place, 2002 Spring Show, Academy of Art University
  • Award of Excellent, 10th OPA National Juried Exhibition
  • Award of Best of Festival, 8th Annual Carmel Art Festival
  • Finalist in Landscape category, The Artist's Magazine 2001 Annual Competition
  • Award of Excellent, 9th OPA National Juried Exhibition
  • Award of Mayor's Choice, 7th Annual Carmel Art Festival
  • Third Place, 2000 Spring Show, Academy of Art College
  • Award of Student's Choice, 2000 Spring Show, Academy of Art College
  • Finalist in Landscape and Portrait category, The Artist's Magazine 1999 Annual Competition
  • First Place, Landscape category, 1998 Spring Show, Academy of Art College
  • First Place, Still- life category, 1997 Spring Show, Academy of Art College.


Born in 1970, Po Pin Lin grew up in the countryside of central Taiwan on a family farm. Nearby is an art high school and he would often see art students doing outdoor painting. Po Pin became interested in watching those students, teaching himself to draw by studying the discarded artwork from those students. He won many contests as a child and eventually earned a spot at Fu Shin Art College in Taiwan.
In 1995 he moved to the United States to study at the Academy of Art College in San Francisco, where he earned both undergraduate and graduate degrees. With more than 10 years of his professional career as a teacher and painter, Po Pin has become known for the cityscapes and street scenes of his adapted hometown of San Francisco. He has enchanted the American fine art market with his mastery of capturing subtlety in the California landscape.


Drawing on the captivating artistic heritage of California and Russian Impressionists, Po Pin has received many awards, including the Award of Excellence in the Oil Painters of America national and regional exhibitions in 2001 and 2002. He has been featured twice in Southwest Art Magazine and was named “one of the 21 finest American artists under 31”. Po Pin is also the cover story and the subject of a feature article in the Artist’s Magazine in September 2003. He is also featured in Fine Art Connoisseur magazine premier issue, “The Chinese Academic Tradition- Po Pin Lin: From Taiwanese Farm Boy to American City-Dweller”. Recently, Po Pin is featured in Art of the West magazine 2009 November/December issue “Young Guns”.
He is a signature member of Oil Painters of America, artist member of the California Art Club and Signature member of Laguna Plein Air Painters Association. Po Pin Lin reside in San Francisco with his wife and son.






















Nato a Taiwan, il pittore Chinese-Americano Po Pin ha vinto il Premio Excellent  per pittori di olio  alla mostra nazionale e regionale d'America  nel 2001 e nel 2002 ed è membro  dei  pittori di olio d'America per molti anni. Egli è stato descritto due volte in Southwest Art Magazine ed è stato nominato "uno dei 21 migliori artisti americani sotto i 31 anni".