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. 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
Langage d'ailleurs
1990
Oil on canvas
73 x 100 cm
Estimate
3,000,000 - 5,000,000
12,712,000 - 21,186,000
387,100 - 645,200
Composition No. 206
1964
Gouache on paper
35.9 x 51.4 cm
Estimate
480,000 - 750,000
2,034,000 - 3,178,000
61,900 - 96,800
Spring
1982
Ink on paper
34 x 34 cm
Estimate
123,000 - 247,000
500,000 - 1,000,000
15,900 - 31,800
Sold Price
144,724
576,000
18,671
Matiere Dominee
1992
Oil on canvas
162 x 130 cm
Estimate
7,407,000 - 9,877,000
30,000,000 - 40,000,000
954,200 - 1,272,300
Sold Price
7,236,181
28,800,000
933,549
Calligraphy – Poem by Yu Shiji
Ink on paper
32 x 98.5 cm
Estimate
938,000 - 1,185,000
3,800,000 - 4,800,000
120,900 - 152,700
Sold Price
964,824
3,840,000
124,473
Calligraphy – Poem by Li Yu
Ink on paper
100 x 33 cm
Estimate
889,000 - 1,136,000
3,600,000 - 4,600,000
114,500 - 146,300
Sold Price
904,523
3,600,000
116,694
Lumière captive III
1992
Oil on canvas
46 x 55 cm
Estimate
850,000 - 1,300,000
3,441,000 - 5,263,000
109,600 - 167,600
Sold Price
1,200,000
4,800,000
154,839

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