"Born in 1933 near Amoy, China, the artist Mignonette Yin Cheng received her first training at the Russian Academy of Arts in Shanghai learning traditional Chinese drawing and painting techniques. Arriving in the U.S. in 1955, her
painting style evolved into a vibrant, gestural expression of her unique back- ground and cultural influence. Cheng was a professor emerita of painting at the
University of Michigan School of Art, having taught there for over 30 years.
She has been recognized with extensive national and international awards and exhibitions and her work is represented in numerous public and privatecollections."