S. N. Gao was born December 12, 1969 in Heilongjang Province, near Russia. At a very early age, his work was praised and recognized in numerous children’s exhibitions. In 1989, his piece, “The Land in My Hometown” won 2nd place at the Student’s Art Competition. In 1989, Gao entered Xu Bei Hong’s Artists Studio, then passed the entrance examination for Center Art University in 1991, graduating in 1995. He was honored with a gold award for his graduate exhibit piece “The House with Scenery.” In 1996, he accepted the Vice Chair position of the Art Association of China and Russian Culture Exchange. Gao was recently honored with the Show award during a traveling exhibition through China called “Local Conditions and Customs Art Exhibition.” This exquisite masterpiece typifies the subtle tones and bold colors of Mr. Gao’s work. It can easily be seen why his work is so popular.