Born in Chianghsi. Yang is a graduate of the National Taiwan Normal University. Since 1965 he has held many solo and joint exhibitions in Spain, Japan and Taiwan. He founded the Lung Men Fine Arts Gallery and Continental Fine Arts Gallery and is now the proprietor of the Seventh Fine Arts Gallery. He has earned Golden Cup Award for Oil Painting from the Chinese Painting Society and the Chinese Literary Association's 28th Oil Painting and Literary Medal. He has been committee members of China Painting Association, Taipei Fine Arts, and Provincial Fine Arts Exhibitions and served as a member of the Taiwan Provincial Fine Arts Museum's Classics Curatorial Committee.