Wu Xudong, courtesy name Qiyuan, and Tianmen Shanren was born in Hexian, Anhui Province in 1956. He is an outstanding representative painter of Anhui Hui School and a master of “modern ancient landscapes”. Wu Xudong graduated from the Fine Arts Department of Anhui Institute of Education in 1986. In 2001, he studied in the Landscape Graduate Class of the Chinese Painting Department of the Central Academy of Fine Arts. He once served as the dean of the Maanshan Calligraphy and Painting Academy, the deputy director of the Chinese Painting Art Committee of the Anhui Artists Association, and the executive deputy of the Beijing Shilihe Painting Academy. He is the dean and director of the Creation Research Office, a member of the Chinese Artists Association, and a member of the Shanshui Academic Committee of the Academic Committee of the Malaysian Oriental Humanities and Art Museum.
Wu Xudong is mainly engaged in the creation and research of Chinese landscape painting. He advocates that “the third-rate creation will always win the first-class imitation” and “the idea of Huang Binhong to create the modern landscape”. Wu Xudong is famous for his landscape paintings. His “mountains” are always shrouded in an ethereal and classical style. His roads are rugged and overlapping, full of the aesthetic feeling of abandonment and independence. He has held many solo and group exhibitions at home and abroad, and has also published “Wu Xudong’s Painting Collection”, “Wu Xudong’s Landscape Painting Collection”, “Wu Xudong’s Freehand Landscape Works”, “Handed Down Classics: Wu Xudong Huangshan Thirty-Six Peaks Collection” and many other personal collections.