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TC Lai
Professor TC Lai, JP, was born in Hong Kong in 1921. He studied at The University of Hong Kong and the University of Manchester in the UK in the 1940s. After working in the Chinese Cultural Affairs in London between 1946-49, Lai returned to Hong Kong in 1954 and became a tutor in the English Department of Hong Kong University until 1958. He became the Director of Extramural Studies at The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1965. He was also the president of the Hong Kong Translation Society and an adviser to the Hong Kong Museum of Art in the 1970s. After retiring from teaching in 1984, Professor Lai started painting professionally. Currently, he is honorary advisor of the Hong Kong Translation Society.

Alisan Fine Arts organized solo exhibitions for him in 1994, 1997 and 2002. He also had a solo exhibition at the University of Hong Kong's University Museum and Art Gallery in 1999. His works are collected by Peabody Essex Museum, USA, Hong Kong Museum of Art, University Museum and Art Gallery, University of Hong Kong, and Art Museum, Chinese University of Hong Kong.