Born in Taipei. He ever followed Kinichiro Ishikawa to study painting in 1927 and decided to leave for Japan in 1930. He entered successively the Taiwan Painting Institute and the Imperial Fine Arts School in Tokyo. In 1938, he found a job with the Jui-fang Coal Mining Company to make a living. The working miners subsequently became a key inspiration for Hung, who was thus able to secure his own distinctive style. He had participated in the Taiwan Exhibition, Shunyo Exhibition of Japan, and National Arts Exhibition. He was one of the founders of the Taiyang Fine Arts Association. Hung occupied as an adjudicator of Provincial Fine Arts Exhibition. In 1979, Hsiuing Shih published the "Hung Jui-lin's Mineworker Sketch." The Hung Jui-lin Art Studio was founded in 1987. Hung was dead of myocardial infraction in 1996. National Museum of History held The Tone Of His Homeland - Commemoration Exhibition Of Hung Jui-Lin's Art in 1997.