Wu Zuoren was born in An Hui Jing Xian. He was accepted by the department of Fine Arts in Shanghai University of Fine Arts in 1927, next year he was transferred to the department of Fine Arts in Nanguo Art Academy, taught by Xu Baihong, and joined the Nanguo society. He later followed Xu Baihung to the department of Fine Arts in Nanjing Central University for advanced studies. In 1930, he studied abroad in France,and was accepted by Professor Simone's studio in école nationale supérieure des beaux-arts,Paris. Later he transferred to the Royal Academy of fine arts in Brussels, Belgium. Wu had great ability in forming, and was also good at painting his frame of mind, gave viewers endless imaginations.