John Eder (Yao Han)
Chinese Brush Artist
John was born in Austin, grew up in Corpus Christi, and came to the Texas Panhandle to complete his college education at West Texas State University.
After eight years working his way through college he graduated on May 21, 1968, from W.T. and was commissioned as a Regular Army 2nd Lieutenant in the Infantry. He spent his first year attending schools at Fort Benning, GA, and Fort Bragg, NC, including earning designations as Airborne Ranger and Jumpmaster; volunteered for Vietnam; and finally arrived in-country in July 1969…
John Eder did not begin Chinese brush art because he was born in China. He’s from Texas! He began Chinese brush art as a therapeutic activity to manage his post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).