Hong Shiqing (1929-2008) was a native of Jinjiang, Fujian Province. In 1954, he graduated from the East China Branch of the Central Academy of Fine Arts and stayed on as a teacher. He made many prints in his early years. After attacking Chinese painting, he devoted himself to finger painting. After 1985, he created more than 200 large rock sculptures on Dalu Island in Zhejiang Province and Chongwu Peninsula in Fujian Province. The rock sculptures are based on marine animals.
Hong Shiqing won the Lu Xun Prize for Printmaking in 1996 and the Lu Xun Prize for Literature and Art in 1997