Born in Dongguan, Guangdong, China, in 1927, Hu Yuji (Henry Wo) studied art in mainland China and Hong Kong and became student of Professor Zhao Shao'ang (Chao Shao'ang) in the late 40's. In 1975, he and his family emigrated from Hong Kong to the suburb of Washington D.C, United States of America, where he was inspired by the beautiful scenery in the neibourhood. He was dedicated to studying the artistic heritage and portrayal of nature while producing paintings with strong personal style. In recent years, he returned to Hong Kong where he kept painting and teaching students the traditional Lingnan style painting as well as a blended style of his own where East and West meet.
His paintings have been exhibited in Canada and Australia and throughout the Asia and the United States. His work is included in the collections of the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, Art Museum of Hawaii, Birmingham Museum of Art and Mobile Museum of Art in Alabama, Amherst College in Massachusetts, Lyman Allyn Art Museum in Connecticut, Rockhill Nelson Art Museum of Kansas City and Springfield Art Museum in Missouri, City of Hamilton Art Gallery in Australia, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Peking University in China, National Museum of History in Taiwan, and Taiwan Museum of Art.