Yao Qiaoyun (1931) alias Yao Qiao ((姚巧) was born in Shanghai. In 1949, Ms. Yao was admitted to the Painting Department of the Hangzhou National Academy of Art (the predecessor of the China Academy of Art), and stayed in school after graduation. She successively taught as an associate professor in the Oil Painting Department of the high school affiliated to the Academy. Her works have participated in the National Art Exhibition.
Ms. Yao is good in oil paintings and comic strips.