范曾（1938.7.5-），字十翼，别署抱冲斋主，江苏南通人，中国当代大儒、思想家、国学大师、书画巨匠、文学家、诗人。 现为北京大学中国画法研究院院长、讲席教授，中国艺术研究院终身研究员，南开大学、南通大学惟一终身教授，联合国教科文组织“多元文化特别顾问”，英国格拉斯哥大学名誉文学博士，加拿大阿尔伯塔大学荣誉文学博士。 是当代中国集诗书画、文史哲、儒释道于一身的文化大家，平生着作等身，已出版一百六十余种诗、书画、哲学之着述，国家图书馆珍藏其中119种。 范曾提倡“回归古典、回归自然”，身体力行“以诗为魂、以书为骨”的美学原则，对中国画的发展厥功至钜，开创了“新古典主义”艺术的先河。1984年，日本冈山范曾美术馆建立；1986年，捐建并主持南开大学东方艺术系；2008年，南通大学范曾艺术馆揭牌；2011年，荣获中华艺文奖终身成就奖。有二十四字自评：痴于绘画，能书；偶为辞章，颇抒己怀；好读书史，略通古今之变。
Fan Zeng (1938.7.5-), with ten characters, is a native of Nantong, Jiangsu Province, a contemporary Confucian, a thinker, a master of Chinese culture, a master of calligraphy and painting, a writer and a poet. He is currently the dean and lecturer of the Chinese Painting Academy of Peking University, the lifelong researcher of the Chinese Academy of Arts, the only lifelong professor of Nankai University and Nantong University, the "Special Adviser on Multiculturalism" of UNESCO, the honorary doctor of literature of the University of Glasgow in the United Kingdom, and the honorary doctor of literature of the University of Alberta in Canada. It is a great cultural master in contemporary China who integrates poetry, painting, literature, history, philosophy, Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism. He has published more than 160 kinds of poems, paintings and philosophical writings, among which 119 are collected by the National Library. Fan Zeng advocated "returning to classical, returning to nature", practicing the aesthetic principle of "taking poetry as soul and book as bone", making great contributions to the development of Chinese painting and pioneering the art of "neoclassicism". In 1984, Fan Zeng Art Museum of Okayama, Japan was established; in 1986, he donated and chaired the Department of Oriental Art of Nankai University; in 2008, Fan Zeng Art Museum of Nantong University was unveiled; in 2011, he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Chinese Art and Literature Award. Twenty-four words of self-evaluation: obsessed with painting, able to write; occasionally for the rhetoric, rather expressing their own feelings; good reading history, a slight understanding of the changes of the past and the present.