Born in 1963, in Weifang, Shandong.  

1985 Graduated from the Art Department of Qufu Normal University, Shandong.  

1988 Received master of Assistant Teaching at Oil Painting Department of the Central  Academy of Fine Arts.

In 2009, he received his PhD degree in Oil Painting from the China Academy of Art. 

He had taught in Shandong University of Arts and China Academy of Art and is now a  professor and doctoral supervisor at the Painting Department of Academy of Art &  Designs, Tsinghua University. He also serves as council member of China Oil Painting  Society.