Born in Jiangsu, CHANG Gu Nien was an apprentice of Feng Chaoran and Wang Tongyu in Paintings and Poems. Chang excelled in landscape paintings and calligraphy. He practiced calligraphy by copying old masters from Ming and Qing dynasty. His skills were praised widely early at the age of 16. Chang has rich contribution in the art field. He taught in universities and established the Seven Friends' Art Group with his fellow artists.