Born in Fanyu, Guangdong. Traditional Chinese and Oil Painter. At the age of 17 traveled with brother to study art in Japan. Past positions include director of the China Artists Association, standing director for the Shanghai Branch of the Art Association, Shanghai Chinese Painting Institute member and professor at the Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts. His paintings express a simple innocence without becoming common. His characters' mood, character and psychology are fully expressed through simple strokes and quite thought provoking. Yeh Sheng-tao once wrote in praise of Guan Liang's paintings: "Brush Strokes that Capture the Essence - Admirable". He has had a deep and abiding influence on the development of contemporary Chinese abstract character portraits.