Professor Zhao Zhitian, of Han nationality, was born in Jinhou City, Hebei Province in 1940. In 1957 he entered the high school attached to the Central Art College, and in 1960 he started to study in the traditional Chinese painting department of the same college. He was taught by the masters Ye Qianyu, Jiang Zhaohe, Li Kuchan, and Liu Lingchang. In 1965 he graduated from the college and was drawn into the Beijing Art Academy as a staff painter up to now. He is a part-time professor at the Beijing Educational College, a stage grade A artist, a specially invited artist by the Xinhua Academy of Painting and Calligraphy, and a member of the Chinese Artists’ Association.