Jiang Tailu (1941) was born in Qiyang, Hunan Province. After his graduation from middle school, he worked in the cultural center of Qiyang county. In 1987, he became art editor of the Qiyang Daily (Qiyang ribao).
Jiang is known for his portraits in the 工笔 gongbi ('meticulous')-style. Some of his work has been included in the collection of the China Art Gallery in Beijing.