Professor Pan Gonqkai, born in 1947, went to study at Chinese Painting Department of Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts. Then he served as a teacher in the Chinese Painting Department from 1979 to 1984. From 1984 to 1992, he was Director of Editorial Board of Journal of Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts and Director of Chinese Painting Department. In 1992 he was offered an honorary doctorate degree by San Francisco Art Institute. From 1994 to 1996 he was Director of Research Department of China Academy of Art (in 1993 Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts was changed into China Academy of Art). From 1996 to 2001 he was President of China Academy of Art. In 2001 he came to CAFA as president and remains presidency till now. He is also Vice Chairman of Chinese Artists‘ Association, member of the National Committee of CPPCC, traditional Chinese painting artist, art historian, doctorate supervisor and examinor of Humanities and Social Sciences research projects of the Ministry of Education.