Guan Zeju was born in 1941 in Yangjiang, Guangdong Province. He graduated from the Oil Painting Department of the Guangzhou Arts Academy, and continued his studies there in 1978. Guan made his way to America and became a celebrated painter of the ballet, which culminated in the release of the book GUAN ZEJU, Selected Ballet Paintings, in 2000.
Guan ZeJu is a Senior Artist of the Guangzhou Art Institute and a member of the Artists’ Association of China; he has served as Director of the Guangdong Provincial Branch of the Artists’ Association of China and Vice-Secretary General of the Oil Painting Research Association of Guangdong, China. He currently resides in the United States where he works as a studio artist. He is also a member of the American Society of Portrait Artists and has been awarded the distinction of Honorary Overseas Artist by the Guangdong Art Institute.