Qin Xuanfu (1906-1998) was born in Guilin, Guangxi. Graduate of Tsinghua University, Foreign Language Department, admitted by Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris in 1930. He taught in Beijing Art College, Tsinghua University and National Art College. He was the Dean of Department of Western Paintings in National Art College, an editor of Ci Hai, Chinese Encyclopedia of Art, deputy director of Chinese Art Education Research Society, deputy chair of Chinese Artist Association, Jiangsu branch. Solo exhibitions nationwide in 1945, 1963, and 1985. He went abroad to Minnesota University's art department in July, 1988.