Born in rich family in Xiangxiang city, Hunan province in 1932. He grew up in Nanjing as an entrusted orphan due to the early death of his parents. He graduated from Nanjing Normal University in 1948, went to Taiwan in 1949 and started learning drawing under Professor Li Zhongsheng from 1951. In 1955, together with his painting friend, in total eight people, he created Eastern Arts Association in Taipei. In 1965, entered Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Paris for two years of further study, before moving to New York, US in 1968. In 1973, he joined O. K. Harris Works of Art and became its exclusive painter. In 1992, he returned to Beitou of Taipei, and then has settled in Shanghai since 2002. In 1950's, he took part in Sao Paulo Biennial, and then he got Taiwan National Literary Award, known as a pioneer for development of modern art of Taiwan. From 1965 to 2005, he has held, more than once, his solo painting exhibitions in Paris, New York, Taiwan and Shanghai.