Born in Rueifang, Taipei, he received a Japanese education and his devotion to art led him to travel to Tokyo, Japan, to enroll in the Western Painting program of the Kawabata Painting School despite his economic hardship. After returning to Taiwan, he worked as a coal miner to experience their work conditions before putting it to canvas.This led him to become known as the "Miner Painter". His 1975 Chioufen Sights was selected for the American Bicentennial Commemorative Exhibition while Ancient Temple was collected by the U.S. duPont Gallery. He held his first personal coal mining industry exhibition in 1986. His works have been selected on many occasions for the Provincial Fine Art Exhibition and the Taiyang Exhibition. His signature is the unrestrained use of colors in painting with touches of detail among the raw strength. His casual small paintings are also quite interesting with many clever touches.