CHU Teh-Chun

Chu Teh-chun was born in Jiangsu, China in 1920 and graduated from the Hangzhou School of Fine Arts in 1941, under the direction of Lin Fengmian. Chu Teh-chun taught at the Nanjng Central University from 1944 until 1949, when he left for Taipei to teach at the Art Department of the Taiwan National University, holding his first solo exhibition in 1954 at the Taipei Chung Shan Hall. Relocating to Paris in 1955, Chu Teh-chun began to explore Abstraction in his own art after seeing an exhibition of Nicolas de Stäel’s abstract works. Chu Teh-chun has received a number of accolades including the Silver Award at the Paris Salon du Printemps in 1957, the l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques Paris in 2001, and the European Gold Medal of Merit in Luxembourg in 2006. In 1997, he was inducted into the prestigious L’Institute de France, as a member of the Beaux-Arts and ten years later named Officier de l’Ordre national du Mérite by the President of France. Selected Public Collections: Shanghai Museum of Art, Shanghai, China Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China Musée Cernuschi, Paris, France Bibliothéque Nationale, Paris, France Fonds National d’Art Contemporain, Paris, France Maison de la Culture de la Société des Eaux, Marseilles, France National Library, Bogotá, Colombia Selected Solo Exhibitions: “Chu Teh-Chun Solo Exhibition” Taipei Chung Shan Hall, Taipei, Taiwan, 1954 “Chu Teh-Chun Solo Exhibition” Galerie du Haut-Pavé, Paris, France, 1958 “Tenth São Paulo Biennial” São Paulo, Brazil, 1969 “Retrospective” Maison de la Culture of Saint-Etienne, Saint-Etienne, France, 1977 “Retrospective” Museum of National History, Taipei, Taiwan, 1987 “Primal Signs” Stratford Gallery, Stratford, Canada, 1995 “Ecstatic Depths: Recent Paintings 1986-1996” The Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan, 1998 “Chu Teh-Chun” Galerie Patrice Trigano, Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain, Paris, France, 2003 “Chu Teh-Chun: Paintings” Marlborough Gallery, New York, USA, 2006 “Chu Teh-Chun 88 Retrospective” National History Museum of Art, Taipei, Taiwan, 2008 “Chu Teh-Chun” Marlborough Fine Art, London, United Kingdom, 2009 “Chu Teh-Chun, Retrospective” The National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China, 2010.

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