Though born in Jinguashi of Taipei County, Tsung-Hui Lin was raised up in Hualien. Having greatly influenced by his father, he is deeply interested in arts. During his school years, he always enjoyed sports, music and dance lessons. He graduated from Taiwan Hualien Junior Normal College with a teacher’s certificate, being as a teacher in elementary and junior high schools for seventeen years in total, where he mainly taught Physical Education and Fine Art.
He took part in the Provincial Teacher’s Art Exhibition in 1972, winning the first prize of sculptures by marble sculpture entitled “Bitter”. The first success encouraged him and urged him to turn to the road of stone sculpture. His effort in learning and the instruction from the professor, Yuyu Yang, as well as the encouragement words “Life is limited while Art is eternal” from the ex-senior officer, Hsieh Tung-Min, were the strong motivation that supported him through his career.
Regarding his creation style, he tried the ways of figurative, abstraction and impression. Lin’s materials of creations focused on family, sports, music and dance. In his later career he was inspired by mountains and rocks, creating a simple and neat style in his works. He also imitated cliffs or purposely kept the natural superficial texture of stones in order to present a natural landscape.