Pan Honghai (1942) is from Shanghai and graduated from the Oil Painting Department of the Zhejiang Academy of Arts in 1967. Before 1987, he was the chief editor of the Fuchun River Pictorial, published in Zhejiang Province.
Pan is president of the Zhejiang Institute of Painting, member of the China Artists Association, and member of the council of the China Academy of Oil Painting. He has collaborated with Gu Pan on a number of posters. In 1973, he designed the two-sheet poster 'The Internationale reverberates all over the world' (first sheet, second sheet) with Qian Guisun, Gu Pan and Xiao Zhengzhong.