Xiao Di, male, was born at Shanghai 1935. Literary institute art is northeast Lu Xun painterly major graduates, be good at woodcut. Lifetime experience is labyrinthian, once had become a journalist, had planted the ground, ever also was in desert open up wasteland, work in motor transportation company later. Later because of Gansu Province book assist prepare to construct transfer into article couplet works, hold the position of vice-chairman of association of calligrapher of the Gansu Province one job is old. It is division of one class art before one's death, hold the post of Chinese artist academician, creation of association of calligrapher of director of Chinese calligrapher association, China evaluates the post such as the committee member.
He and Mr Chen Tianran are woodcut home euqally, a strange combination of circumstances is engaged in calligraphy organizing the work, ceng Yan: "Force hill of submit a written statement to a higher authority, now and then the bound that enter a book, be obliged to stroll walk " . Its book moves feeling, coordinate much, look around strange feeling. Calligraphy labour be subordinate to and travel are careless, work attends domestic and international great book to exhibit for many times. His art work " midday rests " , " opportunity of survival " collect for Chinese art gallery, lifetime calligraphy work is not much, but also from mouth to mouth at the world. Publish have " Xiao Di woodcarving " . He is right Gansu Province book assist made outstanding contribution with the development of career of Gansu Province calligraphy, affect in group of Gansu Province book and even countrywide book world great.