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
Composition no.125
1962
Gouache and pastel on paper
57 x 38 cm
Estimate
972,000 - 1,407,000
3,800,000 - 5,500,000
125,400 - 181,500
Sold Price
868,217
3,360,000
112,037
Fête Nocturne
1999
Oil on canvas
73 x 92 cm
Estimate
2,046,000 - 3,069,000
8,000,000 - 12,000,000
263,900 - 395,900
Sold Price
2,015,504
7,800,000
260,087
Douce Méditation
1997
Oil on canvas
80 x 100 cm
Estimate
3,069,000 - 5,627,000
12,000,000 - 22,000,000
395,900 - 725,800
Sold Price
3,100,775
12,000,000
400,133
Composition No. 51 - Mille vies se cachent dans le bois
1960
Oil on canvas
120 x 100 cm
Estimate
19,949,000 - 24,297,000
78,000,000 - 95,000,000
2,573,400 - 3,134,300
Sold Price
23,235,142
89,920,000
2,998,333
Untitled
2003
Porcelain, edition no. 37/40
54 cm (diameter) x 4.5 cm (depth)
Estimate
141,000 - 192,000
550,000 - 750,000
18,100 - 24,700
Sold Price
232,558
900,000
30,010
Abstract Composition
1980
Ink on paper
44 x 35 cm
Estimate
243,000 - 307,000
950,000 - 1,200,000
31,300 - 39,600
Sold Price
310,078
1,200,000
40,013
Saison bleue (a set of 7)
2006
Lithographs, calligraphy of poems, edition no. 13/20
41 x 30.5 (cover and back cover); 45 x 35 cm (lithographs x4); 45 x 69.5 cm (calligraphy x1)
Estimate
92,000 - 141,000
360,000 - 550,000
11,900 - 18,100
Sold Price
148,837
576,000
19,206
Souffle de la nature
1992
Oil on canvas
117 x 90 cm
Estimate
2,000,000 - 4,000,000
7,813,000 - 15,625,000
257,700 - 515,500
Sold Price
5,280,000
20,465,116
681,290
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

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