Northwest Asian Weekly | Artist and father James Leong dies of heart complications at the age of 81 |
In 1955, he earned his second master’s degree in art education at San Francisco State College. Leong remained in the city until the mid-1950s.
In 1956, Leong was awarded a Fulbright grant and relocated to Norway. After two years in Norway, Leong was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation grant to teach and paint in Rome.