[Chou Lu-yün; Zhou Luyun]
(b Shanghai, Jiangsu Province, Jan 31, 1924; d July 1, 2011).
Chinese painter active in Hong Kong. Chou received a modern education, graduating from St John’s University in Shanghai in 1945. She left Shanghai in 1949 to settle in Hong Kong and a year later began to study Chinese painting with Zhao Shaoang (1905–98), a painter of the Lingnan school. She also became a student of Lui Shou-kwan, whose theories of New Ink Painting inspired her to move away from conventional Chinese styles and experiment with different media and techniques, to find her personal expression in the 1970s. Using forceful lines derived from the stone-drum inscriptions of the Warring States period (403–221