Penname Quan Miao, he was born in 1940 in Qingdao, Shandong. He is a professor at the Art College of Xiamen University, a teacher of Master’s students in oil painting and a member of the China Artists Association.
With coaching from prominent masters such as Wang Qi, the former Secretary of the China Artists Association, and chairmen of China Artists Association Jin Shang-yi, Li Hua, Gu Yuan and Huang Yong-yu, he has established a firm artistic foundation. In the early years, he delved in printmaking and received the highest honor for printmaking in China – the “Luxun Prints Prize” of the 50s, 60s and 70s. From the mid- to late-80s, he delved into oil painting, which became a major turning point in his artistic career. He conveys a new dynamically changing era with a sense of composure and elegance, thus renowned scholar Prof. Yi Zhong-tian praised his work as emanating “dignity and substantial beauty”.
In 1999, he received first prize for the “Luyi Cup” and silver prize at the Fujian Province Cultural Festival. His works are also collected by the National Art Museum of China and the Museum of Sichuan Province as well as several domestic and overseas collectors. As a result, he has attained a highly regarded stature in the art scene and is ranked as one of the “60 greatest artists over 60 years” in China.