Fu Chuan-Fu was born in Hangzhou, Zhejiang. He had mastery in calligraphy and painting and was also influenced by Xu Beihong's idea of "enriching the oriental with the occidental". Therefore, he developed a creative philosophy of combining the oriental with the occidental. After migrating to Taiwan, he developed a unique "unbroken cursive" script. He was not frustrated by the difficult traffic situation in the early years and kept on working with life drawing of the mountains, sea of clouds and waves of Taiwan, capturing magnificent landscapes such as Alishan and the Central Cross-Island Highway.
The piece "Pine, Creek, Rock and Valley" is painted in ink, depicting the tall pine forests in the valley and the converging waterfalls of various sizes in the dales. The traditional techniques and those of the western painting were combined and refined to depict the natural landscape, the mist and the sea of clouds of Taiwan. The broken texture for mountains and rock, the dotting technique for waves, and the stain technique for cloud and smoke were all pioneering techniques. The magnificent and the delicate, the solid and the soft complemented each other. A new era of ink wash painting was thus created. Therefore, he is famed as the "spokesperson of the landscape of Taiwan".