Ching Mak, also known as Da Xuan, was born in Macau in 1932 and moved to Hong Kong in 1952. He joined The World of Comics in 1954 and was the founder of Comics Weekly and Comics Daily. Mak was the first organizer of Comics Festival in Hong Kong after the Second World War. In 1972, due to health issues, he stopped drawing comics and began exploring Chinese painting. In the same year, he joined the Gengzi Artists Association. He took nature as an entrance to painting and spent much time with his artist-friends. His works were shown in various joint and solo exhibitions, including Guangdong Provincial Exhibition, the sixth and seventh Chinese National Exhibitions, and a solo exhibition hosted by the U.S. Consulate in Hong Kong. He was also the first president of Convergence. Since moving to Canada in 1992, he has continued to paint and has held a number of exhibitions.
Produced with the support of the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council.