Li Yansheng (李延生)
Li Yansheng was born in Beijing in 1943. During the early 1970s, he worked for a long time at the Shanxi West Mountain Mineral Bureau. Only in 1980, he graduated from a class of post-graduates for traditional Chinese painting studies at the Central Academy of Fine Arts.
Li, an expert in traditional Chinese painting, is a member of the Chinese Artists Association, and associate research fellow with the Academy of Traditional Chinese Painting.
Important Art of New China 1949-1979 (China Guardian Auction Catalogue 1997, Beijing)
Chen Lusheng, Xin Zhongguo meishu tushi - 1949-1966 [The Art History of the People's Republic of China - 1949-1966] (Beijing: Zhongguo qingnian chubanshe, 2000) [in Chinese]