Teh-Chun Chu Learn about TEH-CHUN CHU (1920-2014), Asian 20th Century & Contemporary Art artist,their past and upcoming works offered at auction at Christie's

Born in Hangzhou in 1920, Chu Teh-Chun graduated from School of Fine Arts of Hangzhou, China in 1941. He taught drawing at the Central University in Nanjing and the National Taiwan Normal University in Taipei. Chu moved to Paris in 1955 and received the silver medal from the Salon of French Artists in 1956. Since the late 1950s, Chu has been devoting and exhibiting his abstract landscape in many renowned solo exhibitions in Europe, and established himself as one of the most representative and important Chinese abstract expressionist artists. In 1964, Chu was invited to show his work at the International Art Exhibition at the Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh. Major retrospectives of his work were held both at the National Museum of History in Taipei and the Taiwan Arts Museum in Taichung in 1987. In 1997, Chu was honoured by l’Academie des Beaux-Arts de France and elected as a member of the institute. In 2001, the artist was awarded Chevalier de l’Order des Palmes Académiques and Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur in 2001. Strongly influenced by the work of the abstract painter Nicholas de Stael, Chu developed an innovative way to express his creativity through lyrical abstraction. Important solo exhibitions of the artist include: Première exposition itinérant en Extrême-Orient organisée par l’Association Française d’Action Artistique; Palais des Beaux Arts, Beijing, China; Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong; Musée des Beaux Arts, Kaohsiung, Taiwan; Musée des Beaux-Arts, Taipei, Taiwan (1997), Chu Teh-Chun, Peintures, Hôtel de Ville, Sochaux, France (2000), Musée d’Art, Guangdong, China (2001), Exposition Ecouter l’Univers, Jung Yi University, Taichung, Taiwan (2003), University of Hong Kong Museum and Art Gallery, Hong Kong, China (2004), Maison Elsa Triolet-Aragon, Saint-Arnoult-en-Yvelines, France; J. Bastien Art Galerie, Bruxelles, Belgium; Shanghai Art Museum, China (2005), Paintings, Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY, USA (2006), Chu Teh-Chun, Pintura reciente, Marlborough Madrid, Madrid, Spain (2007),  Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair, Shanghai, China (2007),  Pintura reciente, Marlborough Madrid, Madrid, Spain (2007);  Solo Exhibition, Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo, Japan (2007), Chu Teh-chun 88 Retrospective, National History Museum, Taiwan (2008).

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