Born in Suzhou to a bourgeois family, Fang Zhaolin received her Chinese literature and arts education from Chen Jiucun and Qian Songyan. As a gifted child, she had her first exhibition in “White Wave Art Society” in Wuxi. After settling in Hong Kong after World War II, Fang followed ink master Zhao Shaoang in 1950 to further refine her paintings skills of flowers and birds. Since then she also became an apprentice of Zhang Daqian and followed him to overseas exhibitions. Throughout her lifetime, she conducted in-depth studies of ink masters such as Wu Chuangshuo and Qi Baishi, allowing her paintings to excel in skills and uniqueness, making her a well-acclaimed artist in Chinese Paintings.