Liu Yushan (1940) is from Beijing. In 1965, he graduated from the Blockprint Department of the Central Art Academy, where he had studied under Li Hua, Gu Yuan, and others. Afterwards, he was assigned to the Navy and during the Cultural Revolution, he spent time in a Tianjin May Seven Cadre School. After his demobilization in 1969, he was assigned as a worker in the Beijing Water Pump Factory. Since 1979, he has been editor with the People's Music Publishing House and with the People's Fine Arts Publishing House.
Liu's favored medium is the blockprint.