Tan Jianwu (谭建武) , was born in Leiyang, Hunan (China) in 1971. He graduated from the Fine Arts Department of Hunan Normal University in 1991 and has been engaged in professional oil painting creation since 1993.
His works advocate neo-classical style, and his painting skills are profound and simple, especially in the field of classical portrait painting. He has painted portraits for many political and business elites, and many works have been collected by institutions and private collectors in China and abroad. Now he is a painter of Shanghai Great Oriental Contemporary Art Center.