Fan Zeng, sobriquet Baochong Zhaizhu, was an painter, calligrapher and poet from Jiangsu, China. During his education, he followed Li Keran, Jiang Zhaohe, Wu Zuoren, Li Kuchan. His prevalent belief in painting is to adopt Shi Tao's theories in sketched figure paintings. To portray the emotions of historic figures, he studied history and master paintings of the past, esp. those of Chen Laolian and Ren Bonian. He is currently the member of the China Artists Association and the Chinese National Academy of Arts, a professor at the Department of History and Department of Arts of the Nankai University, The Chinese Culture College of the Peking University.