Zhong Kaitian，born in 1944，a native of Kunming, Yunnan province, is a professional painter of Chendu Military Region. He used to be art counselor of Beijing University and visiting professor of Science and Technology University of China. He became a member of Chinese Artists Association in 1979, engaged in research and creation of traditional Chinese painting, fresco, and calligraphy. He is good at portrait-painting, mountains-and-waters painting, flowers-and-birds painting and calligraphy, especially capable of managing large pictures. Mr. Zhong has held many exhibitions of his works and lectured abroad. He won Artistic Creation Prize awarded by General Political Department of the People's Liberation Army and won Literary and Artistic Achievement Prize in Yunnan. His works are displayed in Foreign Guests Hall of 8.1 Building of CMC, in Ziguang Pavilion of ZhongNanhai, in Foreign Affairs Hall of National Defense Department, and in Golden Hall and Yunnan Hall of Great Hall of the People. National air and strong Zeitgeist are reflected in his works, with an artistic style which is simple and dignified, calm and bold. His works show varied calligraphy, free and easy, wide and magnificent, and vivid. Launching ceremony for A Collection of Zhong Kaitian's Paintings was held in 2001 in the Great Hall of the People. He has also various painting albums and calligraphy collections published.