Born into a distinguished family in 1922 in Jiangyin, Jiangsu Province, China, Mr. Cao Feng is a well-known and respected Chinese painting and calligraphy artist specialized in plum paintings. He started his art career at a very young age at the influence and guide of his granduncle - Cao Yingfu (曹颖甫), a painting artist, poet and one of the greatest doctors in Chinese history. Lately he studied paintings with one of the great hermit artist in late Qing Dynasty - Master Meichan, and established his unique styles in painting and calligraphy.
Mr. Cao particularly liked to paint plum blossoms whose blossoms are considered a symbol of purity and courage, which dared to challenge the snows and frosts of winter.
Mr. Cao's artworks have earned many awards and have been displayed extensively in China and internationally in South Korean, Brazil, Japan, Canada, Singapore, USA, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. At the same time, his works have also been published in many newspapers and magazines. His paintings have been collected by the China National Art Museum and by the Chinese government and many important organizations.
His paintings were gifts to three Japanese prime ministers - prime minister Obuchi Keizo (小渕恵三), prime minister Hashimoto Ryūtarō (橋本龍太郎), and prime minister
Murayama Tomiichi (村山富市), to show friendships between Japanese and Chinese.
Mr. Cao Feng is a member of the World Painting and Calligraphy Association, the International Painting Artist Association, and professor of China VIPS of Painting and Calligraphy Research Institute.