Shi Qi (1939), a native of Fuqing, Fujian Province, graduated in 1963 from the Fujian Academy of Arts and Crafts. He entered the Beijing Academy of Fine Arts as a professional painter in 1976. Early in his carreer, he tried his hand at Western art and applied art, but in the end he specialized in Chinese-style figurative art.
A number of Shi's works have been included in the collection of the China National Museum. The Shi Qi Art Museum opened in Yantai, Shandong Province, on 2 June 2012.