Yitong Lok was born in 1960 in Beijing, China. He began his painting career under the guidance of his father Lok Tok and other master painters such as Wu Zuo-Ren and Li Rui-Nian. He also studied Arts at the Capital Normal University of Beijing.
Yitong has been living in Canada since 1981. He studied Arts in Vancouver, Toronto, and Florence (Italy). His painting profession consists of teaching and solo/public (father and son) exhibitions at art institutes across North America and East Asia.