Peng Bin (1927-1995) was from Shanghai. In 1940, he joined the Army, and received his initial art training at the North Jiangsu branch of the Lu Xun Art Academy. In the following years, he participated in the anti-Japanese War and the War of Liberation against the Guomindang, including the Huai-Hai Campaign led, i.a., by Deng Xiaoping. During this time, he engaged in propaganda art work.
In 1951, he took a refresher course at the Central Art Academy, and in 1953, he started his work in the art section of the Political Department of the People's Liberation Army. Peng, who specialized in oil painting, collaborated with Jin Shangyi, Zheng Hongliu, Xu Baozhong and Cui Yong.
Chen Lusheng, Xin Zhongguo meishu tushi - 1949-1966 [The Art History of the People's Republic of China - 1949-1966] (Beijing: Zhongguo qingnian chubanshe, 2000) [in Chinese]
Michael Sullivan, Modern Chinese Artists - A Biographical Dictionary (Berkeley, etc: University of California Press, 2006)
Zhongguo meishuguan (ed.), 中国美术年鉴 1949-1989 (Guilin: Guangxi meishu chubanshe, 1993)