One of the representatives of realistic Chinese figure painting in the second half of the 20th century was the founder and promoter of the influential New Zhejiang School figure painting in the Chinese painting circle. Zhejiang Hangzhou National Art College graduated. He was the representative of the Fifth National People's Congress, the director of Shanghai Art Museum, the honorary professor of China Academy of Fine Arts, the chairman of Shanghai Artists Association, and the president of China National Academy of Painting. Published collections of paintings such as Fang Zengxian's figure painting, Fang Zengxian's water and ink painting poetry painting, Fang Zengxian's ancient costume figure painting, Fang Zengxian's figure painting for 40 years, and monographs such as How to draw ink and wash figure painting, Structural sketch and the sculpture of figure painting. In January 2013, he won the second "Chinese Art Award, Lifelong Achievement Award".