Peng Ma was born in Shandong, China, in 1933. He studied fine arts at the Zhejiang Fine Art Academy in China in the 1950s, and stayed to teach at the academy after graduation. He trained with the famous contemporary Chinese masters, such as Fu Baoshi, Pan Tianshou and Lu Yanshao. Since his move to Canada in 1989, he has not only continued Chinese painting, he has also pursued the Western art forms. His paintings are simultaneously traditional and contemporary, and his brushstrokes vibrant and expressive. In Canada, Ma is known for his paintings as well as his sculptures. He is currently the vice-president of the Ontario Chinese Artists Association.
Produced with the support of the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council.