Zhou Guangjia (1926, Beijing) started his artistic education in 1948, when he entered the Beiping National Art Training School. Later, he studied oil painting at the Central Art Academy. In 1951, he joined the Chinese People's Volunteer Army to fight in North Korea. After the cease-fire in 1953, he transferred to the Cultural Section of the General Command of the Beijing Military Region, where he became art editor working on reading materials for the troops. From 1956-1982, he taught at the middle school attached to the Central Art Academy, the Beijing Municipal Industrial Arts College, the Jilin Art Training School, the Changchun Film Academy and the Dongbei [Northeast] Normal University. In 1982, he transferred to the Tianjin Art Academy, where he became a full professor.
Zhou is known for his oil paintings and propaganda designs.