CHU Teh-chun


Chinese-French 1920 - 2014


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.


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


“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

CHU Teh-chun Artworks
Saison bleue (a set of 7)
2006
Lithographs, calligraphy of poems, edition no. 19/99
41 x 30.5 (cover and back cover); 45 x 35 cm (lithographs x4); 45 x 69.5 cm
(calligraphy x1)
Estimate
74,000 - 105,000
280,000 - 400,000
9,500 - 13,600
Sold Price
150,785
576,000
19,466
Force d'âme (Fortitude) (quadriptych)
2004 - 2005
Oil on canvas
195 x 456 cm
Estimate
17,895,000 - 23,158,000
68,000,000 - 88,000,000
2,305,100 - 2,983,100
Sold Price
19,727,749
75,360,000
2,546,806
Instants d'allégresse
1992
Oil on canvas
130 x 96.5 cm
Estimate
2,368,000 - 4,737,000
9,000,000 - 18,000,000
305,100 - 610,200
Sold Price
6,282,723
24,000,000
811,085
Composition No. 20
1959 - 1960
Gouache and pastel on paperboard
56.5 x 38 cm
Estimate
930,000 - 1,189,000
3,600,000 - 4,600,000
120,400 - 153,800
Deux Espaces
1998
Oil on canvas
65 x 80.5 cm
Estimate
1,085,000 - 1,550,000
4,200,000 - 6,000,000
140,500 - 200,700
Sold Price
1,119,171
4,320,000
144,337
Composition
1979
Oil on canvas
65.5 x 50 cm
Estimate
1,292,000 - 1,809,000
5,000,000 - 7,000,000
167,200 - 234,100
Sold Price
1,367,876
5,280,000
176,412
Voiler VI
1986
Oil on canvas
50 x 65.5 cm
Estimate
1,550,000 - 2,067,000
6,000,000 - 8,000,000
200,700 - 267,600
Sold Price
5,284,974
20,400,000
681,590
Béatitude Entrevue
2003
Oil on canvas
114 x 146 cm
Estimate
4,651,000 - 7,235,000
18,000,000 - 28,000,000
602,000 - 936,500
Sold Price
5,595,855
21,600,000
721,684
Chants de Clarté
1991
Oil on canvas
65 x 80 cm
Estimate
2,067,000 - 2,326,000
8,000,000 - 9,000,000
267,600 - 301,000
Sold Price
3,730,570
14,400,000
481,123
Composition
1961
Arcylic and gouache on paper, mounted onto canvas
55 x 36.5 cm
Estimate
672,000 - 982,000
2,600,000 - 3,800,000
87,000 - 127,100
Sold Price
559,585
2,160,000
72,168

FOLLOW US.