Lu Yu was born in Gouangdong, China where he attended Beijing Cinema College of China. Yu became a special designee for Zjujing Film Studio, and at the same time he studied cartoons and animation at the Academy of Guangdong Province and the Film Art Academy of China. In 1966, he became a member of the Professional Photographers of America (PPA). Yu won the PPA’s Art Tech Artists Of the Year Awards 2000, 2002, and 2003. Yu has 12 Artworks int he PPA’s Loan Collection. Yu was a member of the Oil Painter of America and California Art club Artists Member.
Awards and Achievements:
2019 Carmel 26th Plein Air Competition First Place Award
2018 California Art Club 109th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition Best Scenery Award
2015 Carmel 22nd Plein Air Competition First Place Award
2015 Carmel 22nd Plein Air Competition Mayor Choice Award
2015 Carmel 22nd Plein Air Competition Plein Air Collector.com Award
2014 Carmel 21st Plein Air Competition Artists Choice Award
2013 Frank Bette Center Plein Air Exhibit Island Award
2012 7th Frank Bette Center Plein Air Artists Choice Award
2012 7th Frank Bette Center Plein Air Best Oil Award
2012 7th Frank Bette Center Plein Air Quick Draw Artists Choice Award
2012 7th Frank Bette Center Plein Air Quick Draw Best In Show Award
2012 Carmel 19th Plein Air Competition Artists Choice Award
2006 OPA Master Piece Artists Canvas Excellence Award
2000 Professional Photographer. “A Master of the Art.” Oct.
2016 California Light. Selected Painting “Marshall Beach”
2016 Plein Air Magazine. Plein Air Magazine’s Award. Nov.
2016 Guest Life Monterey Bay, The Peninsula’s Prestige Magazine. Selected painting “Morning Light” and “Sunset Light”