Chen Chun Zhong was born in 1964 in Guilin of the Guangxi Province of China. He graduated from Guangxi Art Academy and is the dean of Li-Chian Art Institute and Vice President of Yang Shou Art Institute. At a early age he excelled in landscape painting and developed his own unique painting style of using bold ink washes to create his bright landscapes. His work has been featured numerous times in China newspapers and television programs and he has won many international awards. In 2001 his painting “Living in the Mountains” won the best award in a regional art competition of professional artists.