John Young was born in Jilin Province, Wangqing City, China in 1970. His given name is Quan Yong Xu. Young’s father was a professor of art, and that enthusiasm and artistic talent left an impression on John Young. As he grew, John Young demonstrated a passion and natural talent in the fine arts. He began to concentrate on Impressionistic painting and graduated with an art degree from Yanbien University in Gilim Province, China in 1995. He enjoys painting landscapes with a misty feel. Sometimes, he also paints contemporary still-lives. He has exhibited his work at the Art Exhibition in Shanghai and in Beijing, China in 2005 and 2006. John's family members include mother, brother, two sisters, and wife who is an artist as well.