He Yongkun was born in Kunming, the capital of Yunnan Province, China in 1953. In 1982, he graduated from the Printmaking Department of Yunnan Arts University. and finished additional studies at China National Academy of Fine Arts, in 1992.
He Yongkun is now teaching students as a professor and as president of the Art Design Academy of Yunnan Arts University. He is active both as a printmaker and a painter. Over the last ten years, the artist has established a reputation as one of China’s leading painter and printmaker.
His artworks have been exhibited throughout China, Japan, Europe, and the United States.