Born in 1902, Guangdong, China. Ding, Lin Fengmian, and Guan Liang was titled "Three Heroes of Guangdong" in Chinese painting.These three people respectively hold their space in the painting world. He studied painting at the Tokyo College of Fine Arts, and devoted to oil painting in his early years and had been influenced by Matisse, post-impressionism, cubism and fascism. In 1925, he retuned to China and taught Western painting at various art colleges. In 1949, he settled in Hong Kong. He later turned to Chinese painting and carry on the nature style of expressionism. He also takes the interest of classical carving and calligraphy into in his drawing work. In addition, he lifelong is engaged in the artistic education. He was invited in planning the establishment of the Department of Fine Arts, New Asia College. Later he served as a lecturer at the Department of Fine Arts,Chinese University of Hong Kong. Ding's works were widely exhibited in Hong Kong and over-seas. His works were features in solo exhibitions held in Hong Kong, Australia and Taiwan.