Atsushi Uemura was born in 1933 (Showa 8) in Kyoto. His grandmother is renowned Japanese painter, Shoen Uemura and his father is Shokoh Uemura. In 1956, during his studies at the Kyoto City University of Fine Arts, in Nihonga, he was selected for the first time in the 20th Shinseisaku association exhibition held at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum. In 1959, he graduated from the Kyoto City Art University advance course. Since1953, he has been painting at the atelier in Nara Prefecture (Reikinso), where his grandmother, Shoen Uemura lived until her later years. There are 1,600 birds over 250 species of birds in the Poultry Villa in the size of 3,000 square meters. He brought up birds as artistic materials in the state of natural satoyama and sublimates it into his work.
After 1974, he has focused on Soga Exhibiton. In 1992, he won the Kyoto Prefectural Cultural Achievement Award. In 1993, "Shokoh Uemura, Atsushi Exhibition" was held in Paris. In 1995, works exhibited at Soga exhibition received Nihon Geijutsuin Award. In 2002, he became a member of the Japan Art Academy (Nihon Geijutsuin). In 2013, he was accredited as Cultural Award for Distinguished Service. It is known as a master of Kachō -ga (paintings of flowers and birds) of contemporary Nihonga.