Yang Huanzhao (1924) is from Laiyang, Shandong Province. In 1953, he graduated from the East China Art School and two years later, in 1955, he graduated from the research class of the East China Branch of the Central Art Academy; following this, he returned to the East China Art School to teach. He transfered to the Fine Arts Department of the Nanjing Art Academy in 1958 and moved later to the Research Office of the Oil Painting Department.
Yang is specialized in oil painting, water colors and gouaches. Some of his works have been added to the collection of, i.a., the Jiangsu Art Gallery.