Ma Haifang was born in Beijing in 1956. He graduated from the Department of Chinese Painting of the Central Academy of Fine Arts in 1981. Now he is a painter of People's Art Publishing House and a member of China Artists Association. He is good at portraying old Beijing characters and has won many awards in the exhibition. In recent years, five kinds of picture albums have been published successively by Hong Kong, Fujian Fine Arts Publishing House, Encyclopedia Publishing House, Hebei Education Publishing House and People's Fine Arts Publishing House.