CHAN Chiu-Yin was born in Taishan, Guangdong, China. He moved to Hong Kong at a young age and followed many famous master painters, focusing his study on the painting schools of the Song and Yuan dynasties.
In 1966, he was invited by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council to exhibit his paintings in New York, New Orleans, Miami and other cities in USA. Along with his fellow painters, Chan founded the Rustic Painters Association in Hong Kong in 1969. After he immigrated to Canada in 1973, he was invited to hold his first exhibition at the University of Windsor. With a few Chinese-Canadian artist-friends, he co-founded the Ontario Chinese Artists Association in Toronto. Throughout the years, his artwork has been shown in Hong Kong, United States, Canada, China, and other places around the world. In 2009, he held his solo exhibitions in Toronto and Kaiping Art Museum, China.
Produced with the support of the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council.