Wang was born in Shandong, he enrolled to the School of Fine Art in Shandong University of Technology in 1972, and had served there as a teacher. In 1978, he was accepted by the Oil Painting department of Central Academy of Fine Arts, had served there as well, he is now a member of Chinese Artist's Association. He has profound emotions for his hometown, Yimeng Mountain, villages and people on the mountain become the theme in most of his paintings. His works had been exhibited in Singapore, France, Italy, Japan, and the United States. In 1987 he held a solo exhibition in Hafner Gallery, New York. The work, Ancient Village is collected by National Art Museum of China. Wang tried to discover various abstract feelings from a realistic picture, this kind of abstract isn't abstract by its meaning, it's not for stimulating people's senses, it simply served to deliver some kind of emotion or feeling that the whole picture was meant to give. Therefore in his works, the black, the white, and the brown-based colors formed a kind of artistic purity; they also covered the whole picture with some kind of sadness.
WANG Yidong 王沂東