After graduating from China Fine Art Academy in 1966, Da Rong Dong worked as an art editor for a major Chinese newspaper - Zhejiang Daily. As a professional artist, his artworks have been displayed on numerous national and international exhibitions.
In 1983, He attended Pratt Institute in New York City to study print making. Since early 1980's, Da Rong became a professional portrait artist. He traveled to many parts of the world and portrayed tens of thousands of people around the globe. His extraordinary ability of capturing light and shadow casted on the object made his portrait super realistic and dead-on accurate.