Hong Leng is a celebrated artist who is renowned for his exquisitely textured oil paintings, which are characterized by rich colors and enigmatic atmospheres. His oeuvre encompasses a variety of subjects, including landscapes, still life scenes, and portraits of ladies-in-waiting from the Tang and Song Dynasties. Born in Shanghai in 1955, he graduated from the Shanghai Institute of Theatre and Dynamic Arts in 1978. During his studies, he learned to paint in the Academic European tradition and developed skills in perspective, chiaroscuro, modeling, and social realism. He also studied traditional Chinese brush and ink painting, and was particularly drawn to Tang and Northern Song landscape paintings. From 1978 to 1986, he worked as a researcher at the Shanghai Chinese Painting Academy. In 1986, he moved to Bordeaux, France, where he began experimenting with different styles, seeking ways to draw aesthetic inspiration from both traditions. In 1992, he relocated to Canada. From 2006 to 2008, he served as an adjunct professor in the Department of Fine Arts at Shanghai University. He currently resides in Shanghai, China, and Montreal, Canada. Leng’s artwork has been featured on French and Shanghai Television. His works have been collected by prestigious institutions such as Suzhou Museum, Liu Haisu Art Museum, Shanghai Chinese Painting Academy, HSBC Art Collection, Yangzhou Museum, Zhenjiang Museum, and Changzhou Museum.