Tian Liming was born in 1955 in Beijing. He is dean and doctoral supervisor of the Chinese Painting Institute of Chinese National Academy of Art and an Academy Committee member and research fellow at the Traditional Chinese Painting Institute of China National Academy of Painting. He is the vice president of Chinese Painting Society, vice president of Li Keran Painting Academy, vice chair of Beijing Artists Association, director of China Artists Association, and deputy director of Chinese Painting Art Committee. He served as a member of the Academic Committee, professor, master’s supervisor, dean of the Chinese Painting Department, and dean of the School of Chinese Painting of Central Academy of Fine Arts, vice president of China National Academy of Painting and executive vice president of Chinese National Academy of Art. In 1989, he started to study as a graduate student under the supervision of Professor Lu Chen. He graduated with a master’s degree from the Department of Chinese Painting of Central Academy of Fine Arts in 1991.