Kou Zihao, born in December 1953 in Kunming, was born in Anlu, Hubei Province. In the early 1970s, Mr. Yan Fu, a famous landscape painter, was a teacher. He studied traditional landscape paintings. He made great contributions to the techniques of Shi Tao, Kui Disabled and Huang Binhong, and pursued the landscape brushwork of Yuan Dynasty. He graduated from Chongqing Institute of Architectural Engineering in the early 1980s. No matter when he was an educated youth, going to college, entering an office or running an enterprise, he never relaxed the basic skills of calligraphy and landscape painting.
In the mid-1990s, Kou Zihao began to walk into life with his mature traditional brush-and-ink techniques. Every year, he traveled to and from Yunnan and famous mountains and rivers in China for several months to sketch life. Especially, he was fond of the scenery along the "Tea-Horse Ancient Road". He traveled almost all over the places where the "Tea-Horse Ancient Road" passed in the Nu River, Lancang River and Jinsha River valleys, and accumulated sketches and video resources. There are tens of thousands of materials. As a result, the "Tea Horse Ancient Road" theme landscape paintings have great artistic appeal, aroused social concern, received praise from the industry, and some of the works were collected by friends at home and abroad.
His works were included in the Complete Works of Contemporary Chinese Painters - Landscape Pieces, Collections of Chinese Sketches and other classical books, published in Jianzhong, World Knowledge Pictorial, China Collection, People of the Times, Contemporary Chinese Painting, Spring City Evening News and other newspapers. The Autumn of Ginkgo Village won the Golden Prize of the 13th New York International Art Expo in 2013, which was awarded by Kunming Television Station. Artistic achievements have been covered by special interviews.
In his artistic creation, Kou Zihao insisted on Inheritance and innovation as the basis, advocated that mood dominated the painting and emphasized the positive atmosphere. In his creative explorations, he has achieved a correspondence with life, in harmony with the times and in resonance with nature; while inheriting excellent cultural traditions, he has organically combined the connotation of Chinese culture with modern ideas, emphasizing culture, personality and spirit. The huge and magnificent mountains and rivers, correct, big, realistic, strong and magnificent, so that the works show a new positive atmosphere.