Zhang Shaocheng (1944) was born in Hepu, Guangxi Province. He graduated from the middle school attached to the Guangzhou Art Academy in 1963, and worked as a designer for the Guangzhou Industrial Art Company; as a cadre in the propaganda section of the Guangzhou Municipal Committee; and in the Guangzhou Arts Office. He now is employed in the Professional Drawing Department of the Guangzhou Painting Academy.
Zhang's strong points are Chinese painting and oil painting. He created the 1978 work 'A moment that is hard to forget', featuring Mao Zedong, Zhou Enlai, Zhu De, Peng Zhen, and He Long, in collaboration with Liang Zhaotang and Li Xingtao.