Born in Guangzhou, in 1949. Szeto studied ine arts in Guangzhou before emmigrating to France in 1975. After a solo exhibition in Paris, he won awards in- cluding the Feneon Prize and later the Grand Prize for Painting granted by the Institute of France. Inlu- enced by Giacometti of the Neo-Figurative School he looked for the "absolute reality" of beings. Szeto was indeed a Chinese artist equipped with both artis- tic and philosophic notions. His works are collected by Le Centre National d'Art de la Culture, Georges Pompidou as well as various other European muse- ums.