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CHO FU LAI
Frank was born in Beijing, China and came to the United States in 1947.
Self-taught, Frank played the hu-chin and was one of the founding members of the Chinese Opera Club in New York City.
Having studied Chinese brush painting with master C. C. Wang, Frank opened Mi Chou, the first gallery in the United States to exclusively feature Chinese artists.
Expert tea taster and blender, Frank traveled extensively in search of fine teas that could be imported and distributed in the United States.
Frank's brother was killed by Japanese troops near the conclusion of WWII. In memory of Cho Huan-Lai, Frank's dying wish was to establish an endowed fund to support academic research at Macalester College.
Scholarship And Rememberance Of A Brother Lost — Excerpts from a press release
Macalester College ("the college") gratefully acknowledges the commitment of Frank F. Cho’s Family ("the donors") to establish an endowed fund in the memory of Huan-Lai and Fu-Lai (Frank F.) Cho at the college for the purpose of supporting research and academic initiatives related to the study of violent conflicts and human rights affected by such conflicts.