Li Jun (1931-2019) was born in Anqiu, Shandong Province. He graduated from the Industrial Arts Department of Beijing Normal University in 1953. In 1962, he graduated from the Oil Painting Department of the Repin Art Academy in Leningrad (St. Petersburg). After his return to China, he taught at the Beijing Art Institute. He later became a professor at the Central Art Academy.
Li's forte are oil paintings, some of which have been included in the collection of the China Art Gallery.