Qiu Baiping (1945) was born in Qingdao, Shandong Province. In 1964, he entered the Central Academy of Art and Design, where he graduated fin 1969. After graduation, he was transferred to the Beijing Zhanyou Song and Dance Troupe to engage in art design. In 1985, he returned to the Central Academy of Art and Design. He has served as Deputy Director, Professor, and Director of the Painting Department of the Academy of Fine Arts of Tsinghua University.