Guan Shanyue (1912, Yangjiang, Guangdong
Province) graduated from Guangzhou Municipal Teachers Training College in
1933. His early work consisted of sketches made in Southwestern and
Northwestern China as well the coastal provinces along the Eastern seaboard.
During the war, he was engaged in anti-Japanese activities in Macao and Hong
Kong. After 1949, he taught for many years, and became a prominent
representative of the "Lingnan School". In 1959, he cooperated in work for
the Great Hall of the People. In 1979, the painting reproduced as a poster
below was also added to the Great Hall of the People.