Born in Fongyuan City, Taichung County, Yang studied watercolor painting at Taipei Normal School under Ishikawa Kinichiro after graduated from elementary school. He moved back to Taichung after graduated and taught at the Taichung Commercial Vocational School (National Taichung Institute of Technology). He won the highest honors at the Imperial Art Exhibition and was selected to the Exhibition for sixteen times. He also won an honorable mention in "Japan Art Exhibition of National Teacher", "Japan Art", and "Salon du Printemps". Yang was active to participated and led "Central Taiwan Art Exhibition" and "Whale Island Art Exhibition, and also created the Chuen-Chiou Art Association, and Central Taiwan Watercolor painting association. Yang was one of the most distinguished watercolor painters in Taiwan. He died in 2003 in Taichung at the age of ninety-eight.