Regarded as the pioneer of modern Chinese abstract art in the 20th century, Hsiao Chin integrates Eastern philosophy with Western aesthetics. Incorporated Chinese cao-script calligraphy, his paintings reflect the philosophy of Confucianism, Buddhism and Daoism, hence a distinctive structural aesthetic is established. In 1960s, he co-founded the Ton-Fan Art Group to introduce the latest developments of Western arts to the East; and then co-established the renowned “Punto” International Art Movement. His contribution to the development of Chinese modern abstract art is widely recognised. World class art institutions, namely Detroit Art Institute and Museo de Arte Moderno, have acquired Hsiao’s masterpieces.