Chu Tat Shing
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Born in Wuhan, China in 1942. Chu Tat Shing graduated from the Hubei Institute of Fine Arts in 1965, and studied 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.
It would not be difficult to find his works today in Hong Kong public areas. Among numerous commissions by Chu in Hong Kong is a 5 meters’ tall bronze statue of Dr. Sun Yat-sen at the Dr. Sun Yat-sen Museum, the "Dance of Heaven and Earth" collected by Hong Kong Museum of Art as a public art piece located in Kowloon Park, Tsim Sha Tsui, and the 3.5 meters’ full body Bruce Lee statue created for and at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum of Art.