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
Rebondissement
1994
Oil on canvas
73 x 92 cm
Estimate
1,900,000 - 2,850,000
8,000,000 - 12,000,000
245,100 - 367,600
Sold Price
2,009,569
8,400,000
258,621
Béatitude Entrevue
2003
Oil on canvas
114 x 146 cm
Estimate
5,701,000 - 7,601,000
24,000,000 - 32,000,000
735,300 - 980,400
Sold Price
5,741,627
24,000,000
738,916
Touches Orangées
2004 - 2005
Oil on canvas
130 x 162 cm
Estimate
6,176,000 - 9,026,000
26,000,000 - 38,000,000
796,600 - 1,164,200
Sold Price
7,464,115
31,200,000
960,591
Calligraphy - Poem by Li Yu
Ink on paper
32 x 100 cm
Estimate
618,000 - 855,000
2,600,000 - 3,600,000
79,700 - 110,300
Sold Price
631,579
2,640,000
81,281
Abstrait
1961
Acrylic and gouache on paper, mounted onto canvas
55 x 36.5 cm
Estimate
600,000 - 900,000
2,521,000 - 3,782,000
77,300 - 116,000
Lumière à l'horizon (The Horizon is Brightening)
1990
Oil on canvas
60 x 73 cm
Estimate
1,500,000 - 2,200,000
6,303,000 - 9,244,000
193,300 - 283,500
Sold Price
1,440,000
6,025,105
185,328
Effusions heureuses
1994
Oil on canvas
97 x 130 cm
Estimate
4,400,000 - 6,500,000
18,487,000 - 27,311,000
567,000 - 837,600
Composition No. 535
1973
Oil on canvas
100 x 73 cm
Estimate
3,073,000 - 5,201,000
13,000,000 - 22,000,000
394,200 - 667,100
Sold Price
4,265,403
18,000,000
550,796
Abstract No. 82
1961
Oil on canvas
65x 100 cm
Estimate
6,619,000 - 8,511,000
28,000,000 - 36,000,000
849,000 - 1,091,600
Hiver III
1985
Oil and gouache on paper
73 x 55 cm
Estimate
1,400,000 - 2,100,000
5,932,000 - 8,898,000
180,600 - 271,000
Sold Price
1,440,000
6,050,420
185,806

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