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Yeung Yick Chung was a key member of the New Ink Movement, an important artistic movement in the 1970s. Led by renowned painter Lui Shou Kwan, the movement laid the foundations for modern ink painting by combining the best Western and Chinese aesthetics.
Yeung was born in Jieyang District in Guangdong Province and settled in Hong Kong in 1949 where he studied under Lui Shou Kwan. Yeung gave his first exhibition 10 years later at the Hong Kong Arts Festival. While Hong Kong was emerging as a centre of new ink art, Yeung and several contemporaries founded the One Art Group. Yeung was a frequent exhibitor within this group, participating in many group and one-man shows at museums and galleries in Hong Kong, Taiwan and the United States.
A retrospective exhibition of Yeung’s works was held in the Hong Kong Arts Centre in 1982.