Born in Beijing in 1950, Li Geng's main teacher was the famous artist Qi Baishi, who gave him the name ‘Geng’. Now he has a number of titles, including president of the Likeran Academy of Painting, professor of Kyoto University of Art & Design, academic committee member of Likeran Art Foundation, researcher at the China National Academy of Painting, member of Chinese Artists Association. Li Geng was born in an artistic family. He learned to paint with this father at an early age, the famous artist Li Keran. Other influences on his artistic development including famous artists Mr. Huang Zhou, Mr. Huang Miaozi and Mr. Huang YongYu. In the mid 1980s, Li Geng gave a lecture on oriental art to the Academy of Arts at Muenster Technical University in Germany. Since 1986, he has been a professor at Kyoto University of Art & Design in the Art & Design Department. Li Geng's art spans four main periods. His early work was in a realist and lyric style, followed by an expressionism and Romanticism style, a classical style and a transcendental style. He has been called ‘a poet of transparent ink painting’.