沈向然，1958年生于上海，祖籍浙江慈溪。自幼喜爱绘画，毕业于华 东师范大学艺术系美术教育专业，擅长中国画和水彩画创作，长期从事美术创作及美术教育工作。作品 自上世纪九十年代起多次入选全国及上海地区美术大展并获奖，曾先后在中国美术馆、上海中国画院美 术馆、上海半岛美术馆、广东江门市美术馆及浙江绍兴张桂铭艺术馆等多家美术馆举办个人画展。2006 年上海教育电视台＂诗与画＂专栏，2008年上海电视台纪实频道＂收藏＂专栏对沈向然民居绘画题材作 专题介绍。先后出版有《沈向然写生画集》、《当代中国书画名家一一沈向然作品集》、《世纪金典一 一沈向然作品集》、《回望世博一一沈向然上海世博写生画集》及《名画诞生一一沈向然画传》等。
Shen Xiang ran was born in Shanghai in 1958, and his ancestral home is Cixi, Zhejiang. He loves painting from his childhood . He graduated from the Art Education Department of the Art Department of East China Normal University. He is good at Chinese painting and watercolor painting. He has been engaged in the work of art creation and art education for a long time. Since the 90s of last century, the works have been selected for the national and Shanghai fine arts exhibitions and won awards. They have held personal paintings at the Chinese Art Museum, the art galleries of the Chinese Painting Academy in Shanghai, the Shanghai Peninsula Art Museum, the art museum in Jiangmen, Guangdong, and the Zhang Guiming Art Museum of Shaoxing, Zhejiang. In 2006, the column of "poetry and painting" of Shanghai educational television station and the collection of the Documentary Channel of Shanghai television station in 2008 were introduced to the painting subject of Shen Xiangran dwellings. It has published the collection of Shen Xiangran's sketches, the collection of contemporary Chinese Calligraphers and paintings, the anthology of the Golden by Shen, the collection of the life of the Shanghai Expo, and the birth of the famous paintings.