Guan Shan-Yue, born Guan Ze-Pei, was born in 1912 in Yangjiang of China’s Guangdong Province. He was noted for being a National painter and educator. He studied with and earned the name “Guan Shan-Yue” from Gao Jianfu, the founder of the Lingnan School. In 1948, he became a professor at various fine arts schools in Guangzhou. At the end of 1958, he held multiple positions at these schools, serving as professor and dean of The Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, the dean of the Guangdong Painting Academy, among others. Through his paintings, one can easily see the development of Chinese art history. His works captures the spirit of realism, which further reflects the freshly distinct spirit of China at the times that was cultivated by Mao Zedong. Guan was known for painting flowers, birds, and characters, but was especially lauded for his landscape paintings. For example, the famous painting “Jiangshan is So Beautiful” that is displayed in the Great Hall of the People was jointly completed by Guan and Fu Baoshi in 1959.