Lu Yu was born in Guangdong,
China where he attended Beijing Cinema College of China.
Yu became a special designer for Zjujing Film Studio and at the
same time studied cartoons and animation at the Academy of Guangdong
and the film Art Academy of China.
In 1986 he became a member of the Professional Photographers
of America (PPA).
Yu won the PPA's Art Tech Artist of the Year Awards 2000, 2002and
He is a member of the Oil Painters f America
and first place winner in the Carmel Plein Air competition.