Born in 1958 in Changan, Shaanxi province.
1979 admitted to the Chinese Painting Department of Xi'an Academy of Fine Arts.
Graduated in 1983, the same year admitted to graduate, Professor Liu Wenxi.
Who graduated in 1986 and stayed, served as deputy director and director of Chinese Painting Department of Xi'an Academy of Fine Arts.
1993 was an exception as associate professor.
1994 as vice president of Xi'an Academy of Fine Arts.
In 1995 presided over the hospital work.
1997 Dean of Xi'an Academy of Fine Arts, professor.
2009 was transferred to the National Academy of Chinese.
The current president of the National Academy of China, vice chairman of Chinese Artists Association, national artist, enjoy the special allowance of the state council.
1993 painter Yang Xiaoyang won the "outstanding experts in Shaanxi province"".
1997 painter Yang Xiaoyang, Dean of Xi'an Academy of Fine Arts, Professor, national "35" talent.
In 2003 by CCTV "dongfangzhizi" painter Yang Xiaoyang broadcast interview; painter Yang Xiaoyang painting "boiling yellow earth" won the new West Wong fort "the Fourth International Biennial award winning three sketch masterpiece.
August 22, 2007, painter Yang Xiaoyang won the national Ministry of Education awarded the third higher education teacher award.
Chinese painting "into the Changan military museum is Huang Chao" Chinese revolution collection and display of long-term in Ancient War Museum; huge mural of "Silk Road" on display at the Beijing Badaling "Chinese the Great Wall Museum", is currently the largest whole week painting; Chinese painting "the Yellow River song" won the terracotta Cup International Art Invitational Exhibition "golden cup"; "the show" Zhongnanhai exhibition. "High", "the Fengtu family", "the Yellow River", "Persian" boatman wedding have aroused broad attention and response, work rigorous modeling, composition of grand, magnificent colors, pen and ink work solid, romantic themes in a realistic manner, pay attention to the different characterizations of character personality, reflecting the extensive cultivation of literature and history and the unique aesthetic feeling.
In 2010, in the name of Qinghai province Yushu (level 7.1) earthquake donation 100 thousand yuan for relief funds.
In April 20th 2010, the Central Propaganda Department, the Ministry of civil affairs and the State Administration of radio, Chinese Red Cross society jointly organized by CCTV hosted the "love Yushu - great love" of large earthquake relief fund-raising activities, special programs, Yang Xiaoyang in his own name for the Qinghai Province, Yushu (7.1) earthquake donation 100 thousand yuan for relief funds.
03 2012 23 Mr. Yang Xiaoyang donated collection of pottery.