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
Poème Épique
2001
Oil on canvas
130 x 162 cm
Estimate
28,000,000 - 36,000,000
7,254,000 - 9,326,000
929,900 - 1,195,600
Sold Price
26,400,000
6,875,000
879,414
Encre Orageuse (Stormy Ink) (a Set of 9)
2008
Lithographs, edition no. 92/99
45 x 35.3 x 3.5 cm (Book)
A: 40.7 x 29.3 cm
B: 44.8 x 34.7 cm
C: 40.7 x 28.9 cm
D: 40.6 x 59.6 cm
E: 44.6 x 34.8 cm
F: 44.4 x 69.5 cm
G: 40.5 x 28.8 cm
H: 41.1 x 29.6 cm
I: 41.3 x 29.8 cm
Estimate
650,000 - 750,000
168,000 - 194,000
21,600 - 24,900
Sold Price
660,000
171,875
21,985
Multitude en Devenir
2004
Oil on canvas
80 x 100 cm
Estimate
8,000,000 - 10,000,000
2,057,000 - 2,571,000
265,100 - 331,300
Sold Price
13,200,000
3,419,689
438,684
Sombre dans l’obscurité
1976
Oil on canvas
130 x 97 cm
Estimate
16,000,000 - 24,000,000
4,113,000 - 6,170,000
530,200 - 795,200
Sold Price
18,000,000
4,663,212
598,205
Abstract No. 82
1961
Oil on canvas
65 x 100 cm
Estimate
22,000,000 - 32,000,000
5,656,000 - 8,226,000
729,000 - 1,060,300
Sold Price
21,600,000
5,595,855
717,846
Accord Parfait
2007
Oil on canvas
130 x 190 cm
Estimate
30,000,000 - 40,000,000
7,712,000 - 10,283,000
994,000 - 1,325,400
Sold Price
33,600,000
8,704,663
1,116,650
Untitled
Oil on canvas
65 x 62 cm
Estimate
5,000,000 - 6,000,000
1,285,000 - 1,542,000
165,700 - 198,800
Sans titre
1979
Ink and wash on paper
46 x 35 cm
Estimate
650,000 - 1,000,000
167,000 - 257,000
21,500 - 33,100
Jeux Immatériels
1993
Oil on canvas
200 x 200 cm
Estimate
36,000,000 - 60,000,000
8,889,000 - 14,815,000
1,145,800 - 1,909,600
Sold Price
42,880,000
10,433,090
1,343,779
Running and Cursive Script – Song of the Great Wind by Liu Bang
2000
Ink on paper
33 x 100 cm
Estimate
3,200,000 - 4,200,000
790,000 - 1,037,000
101,800 - 133,700

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