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
Le solide et le suave
1993
Oil on canvas
59.5 x 72.5 cm
Estimate
1,276,000 - 2,041,000
5,000,000 - 8,000,000
164,200 - 262,700
Hiver I
1985
Acrylic on paper
74.5 x 55 cm
Estimate
1,786,000 - 2,423,000
7,000,000 - 9,500,000
229,900 - 312,000
Alentours verdoyants II
1988
Oil on canvas
97 x 63.8 cm
Estimate
2,423,000 - 4,592,000
9,500,000 - 18,000,000
312,000 - 591,100
Composition No. 166
1964
Oil on canvas
90 x 146 cm
Estimate
8,673,000 - 12,755,000
34,000,000 - 50,000,000
1,116,600 - 1,642,000
L'irreel
2005
Oil on canvas
195 x 130 cm
Estimate
7,653,000 - 10,204,000
30,000,000 - 40,000,000
985,200 - 1,313,600
Hong Kong No. 25
1997
Oil on paper
56 x 77 cm
Estimate
1,224,000 - 1,403,000
4,800,000 - 5,500,000
157,600 - 180,600
Peinture sur vase en ceramique
1987
Porcelain vase (unique)
18(L) x 18(W) x 29(H) cm
Estimate
408,000 - 663,000
1,600,000 - 2,600,000
52,500 - 85,400
Orchid
1987
Porcelain plate
25.5 (diameter)
Estimate
408,000 - 663,000
1,600,000 - 2,600,000
52,500 - 85,400
No. 14
1998
Ink on paper
67 x 136 cm
Estimate
638,000 - 918,000
2,500,000 - 3,600,000
82,100 - 118,200
Calligraphy – The Song of Wei City by Wang Wei
2000
Ink on paper
40 x 88 cm
Estimate
1,020,000 - 1,276,000
4,000,000 - 5,000,000
131,400 - 164,200

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