Huang Naiyuan (1931-2004) was born in Pingxiang, Jiangxi Province. He graduated from the Arts Department of the Northwest Art Academy in 1953. Subsequently, he taught at the secondary school attached to the Academy until 1969. From 1970 until the present, Huang has taught in the Oil Painting Department of the Xi'an Art Academy.
Huang collaborated with Wang Laixin and Fang Etai.