Li Dongsheng (1951) was born in Jiaohe County, Hebei Province and moved to Tianjin in 1953. He joined the army in 1968 and engaged in art propaganda work in the South China Sea Fleet Airforce. After retiring from the army in 1972, he participated in art creation and participated many times in national and Tianjin art exhibitions.
He took part in the Oil Painting Training Class organized by the Tianjin Cultural Bureau in the Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts in 1975 to create oil paintings. In 1977, the Tianjin Fine Arts Publishing House published his propaganda poster "Mao Zedong Thought Will Shine Forever, Celebrating the Publication of Mao Zedong Volume V". He entered the design institute in 1979 to engage in architectural design work and was admitted to the Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts from 1985 to 1987.