Kang Ping (1922-2007) was born in Rudong, Jiangsu Province. Kang practiced flower-and-bird painting from an early age on. In 1942, he joined the anti-Japanese propaganda movement, and in 1949, he became the editor-in-chief of 支前画报 (Support the Front Illustrated). In the years that followed, Kang worked various art and culture related jobs, in Rudong, in Nantong, and in a number of provincial level art institutes, creating art and teaching. He retired in 1988.
Although a master of flower-and-bird painting, it has been his early anti-Japanese propaganda works that have been included in the collection of the Nanjing Art Museum.