Born in Shandong, Yu Chung-Lin was a reputable Master of Flowers and Birds. The admiration for paintings was influenced by his family. As an apprentice of Jin Qinbo, Yu learnt Song’s Gongbi Style and continued refining his skills by studying Japanese Flowers and Birds paintings. Yu yearned for perfection and studied every object in every detail, so that objects can be painted in minutest detail and with extraordinary care. His persistent in this refinement made his works one of the best paintings in Gongbi style.