Min born in Jiangsu in 1918, entered the Department of Plate Making, Suzhou Art School in 1934. Then he entered Hangzhou National College of Art in 1935, studying under Wu Dayu, Fang Ganming, and Cai Weilian. He graduated in 1941 and stayed in school to teach students. He was forced to undertake labor for reformation in 1957 and went back to Shanghai Theater in 1979 and taught there till 1984. It is 1995 that he held his solo exhibition in Taipei. His works feature the internal structural correlation among form, color, and composition.