Yuan Wu was born in 1959 in Jilin City, Jilin Province. He is a professional painter at Beijing Fine Art Academy and a research fellow at the Traditional Chinese Painting Institute of China National Academy of Painting. He is a member of China Artists Association and a national top-level artist. He was the deputy dean of the Fine Art Department of People’s Liberation Army Academy of Fine Arts, and vice president of Beijing Fine Art Academy. He graduated from Northeast Normal University in 1984 with a bachelor’s degree. In 1995, he graduated from the Department of Chinese Painting of Central Academy of Fine Arts with a master’s degree.