Born in Yangzhou, Jiangsu, China. After graduating from the Shanghai Art Institute in 1921,Pan was granted an official scholarship to study at the Lyon National Art School. Later she studied at L' Ecole Nationale Sup rieure des Beaux Arts and then traveled to Italy to study oil painting and sculpture at the Rome National Fine Arts Institute in 1926. In1929, Liu Haisu invited her to go back to teach at Shanghai Art Institute and then she also taugh at the Nanjing's Central University, In 1938, she left for France where she lived until her death in 1977. Pan' s works were collected by major museums including Musée National de l'art moderne in Pairs, National Art Museum of China and Taipei Fine Arts Museum.