Zhao Wenyuan (1946) is from Zhenjiang, Jiangsu Province. In 1964, he joined the People's Liberation Army. From 1969 to 1987, he entered the Department of Traditional Chinese Painting of the Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts (China Academy of Art), the Department of Fine Arts of the People's Liberation Army Academy of Art, and the Department of Traditional Chinese Painting of the Central Academy of Fine Arts. Since 1973, he has been member of the Art Office of the Political Department of the Nanjing Military Region.
Zhao's comic strips have received national awards; his Chinese paintings have been included in national collections.