Born in 1942, Wu Jian studied under master artists Liu Haisu. He has been studied in Shanghai Fine Art School, Fine Art school of San Francisco and Fine Art school of New York. After graduated from study, he taught at Shanghai Educational Institute and University of Communication as professor, during that time Wu Jian has participant the National Fine Art Awards. After he came back from the U.S in 1986, he joined some important community like: China's National Artists Association, Shanghai Artists Association, Shanghai pastel society and American Portrait Gallery artist association, etc. Wu Jian contracted with Revel Gallery in New York for more than one decade, his works have been collected by NECCA museum in USA, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai Luxun Museum and other art museums, act. Main exhibitions at: Springfield art museum of Ohio; Art Center of Florida; Michelson Reves museum; Art Gallery of Washington & Jefferson College of Texas; Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum of Wisconsin, etc.