Fan Pu (1934) is from Linfen, Shanxi Province. He started making propaganda art while attending the Jinsui Military Region Art Institute in 1948. After following the troops of the People's Liberation Army south, he studied at the Art Department of the Southwest People's Art Academy in 1949, where he graduated in 1954. He took up teaching, and most recently assumed the position of vice-director of the Sichuan Art Academy.
Fan is specialized in New Year pictures and oil paintings.