Wu Guanghua (1933, Dongxiang, Jiangxi Province) originally started as a glazer of pottery, but after he was accepted at the Eastern China Branch of the Central Art Academy in 1953, he graduated from the Woodblock Department of the Zhejiang Art Academy in 1958. That same year, he was sent to work in the Shanghai People's Fine Art Publishing House. After the start of the Cultural Revolution in 1966, Wu suffered the same experience as other intellectuals and artists, but the more difficult the period, the more he tempered his character as an artist. In 1975, he was transferred to the Shanghai Academy of Art as a teacher, giving lectures on the creation of New Year pictures and propaganda posters, and trained a large number of art talents. Later, he works at the Shanghai People's Fine Art Publishing House as an editorial advisor.
Wu is known for his woodblock prints, for which he has received awards. Some of his work is included in the collection of the China Art Gallery.