Leng Hong was born in Shanghai in 1955, into a family of intellectuals. After graduating in 1978 from the Department of Fine Arts of the Theatre Institute of Shanghai, he began his career at the China National Academy of Painting in Shanghai. He was the youngest painter in the Academy after the Cultural Revolution. In the 1980’s he became increasingly interested in traditional Chinese painting. In 1986 he moved to France and Canada (Montreal) to further his artistic career as well as to open himself up to other cultures. His creations, rich in new inspiration, quickly revealed the synthesis he was to create between Western and traditional Chinese art. He exhibited in galleries and museums in China, Asia, the Americas and Europe. His work quickly caught the attention of collectors, corporations and professional institutions in China and abroad.
In his work, Leng Hong illustrates his favorite themes of landscape, nature, still life and figures from classical Chinese poetry, which he depicts in a personal way that draws from both tradition as well as a forward looking inspiration.