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Chu Tat Shing was born in Wuhan, Hubei province, China in 1942. He graduated from the Hubei Institute of Fine Arts in 1965. After the Cultural Revolution, he resumed his studies in sculpture at the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing in 1978. Chu became head of the sculpture art studio at the Hubei Institute of Fine Arts after completing his post-graduate studies.
In 1984 Chu settled in Hong Kong and actively engaged in the local art community as a sculptor and teacher. He is a long-time member of the Hong Kong Sculptors Association and was a founding member of the Hong Kong Sculpture Society. He also served as a member of the Board of Directors at the Hong Kong Artists Association. Chu has taught in the extra-mural programmes of both The University of Hong Kong and The Chinese University of Hong Kong. In 2007 he was awarded a Medal of Honour by the Hong Kong SAR government.
Among Chu’s commissions in Hong Kong is a bronze statue of Dr Sun Yat-sen at the Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum. Holding Chinese and Western books in his hand, the bronze statue depicts young Dr Sun as a man full of ambition and vitality.