Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Chu Teh-Chun

This is my all time favorite Abstract Painter:  
(beautiful, no???)

Chu Teh-Chun

He was born in 1920... I couldn't find any info saying he died, so if he's still kicking around, he would be 93 years old now.  

Enjoy:










(this is probably my fav)





























6 comments:

  1. Hi Ginny. Loving your posts. The book is looking delightful. Did you know though, that people can no longer follow your blog posts by adding their email. Blogger no longer allows subscriptions that way. Check out FeedBlitz or some other way to let people follow you via email. BTW I love Will Terry and the artists at Folio Academy. Best of wishes for you and your book.
    Cheers!

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    1. Hello! Thanks, I'm very glad to hear you are enjoying my blog, and that you share the same love for Will Terry and the clan! How do you know them? Okay so I just tested it out with the email thing using one of my other email addresses and it worked just fine. Also, I've submitted my email address to others' blogs and I still get emails every time they post. So I think it works okay still. I appreciate your concern though!!!
      Thanks!

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      I found Will Terry on Utube when I was searching for some technique information - then followed his blog - Wayne too. When they started Folio Academy I was so excited.
      Found you via Linkdin - followed to your blog then found you were featured recently on Will's blog! You are really on a roll now! Congratulations!

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    3. Oh I see. That's weird, sometimes I feel like it does strange things as well... Thanks for checking that out!

      No way that's awesome about how you just happened up on Will Terry and I separately! He's my professor at UVU. I've taken 2 or 3 classes from him now, he's a great teacher. Thank you "Doodles!" ;)

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  2. Hi Ginny,
    I share your enthusiasm for the art of Chu Teh-Chun. Unfortunately he died in March of this year.
    After I got my Christie's catalog in the mail a little while ago, which had a lot of beautiful Chu Teh-Chun paintings in it (ASIAN 20TH CENTURY & CONTEMPORARY ART, art auction held in Hong Kong Nov 23 2014) I got intrigued by something I read in the "lot notes" of this particular painting (http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/paintings/chu-teh-chun-2121978-5853207-details.aspx#top).
    A connection between Hubert Roestenburg and Chu Teh-Chun. I found some Hubert Roestenburg paintings online. What I didn't find is how these two (German Expressionist?) painters are connected. Since this page probably get frequented by Chu Teh-Chun enthusiasts, I was hoping one of your visitors might have the answer to this question.

    Maria

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  3. Hello Maria,

    Hubert Roestenburg has long been one of my favorite painters. Chu Teh-Chun came to my attention through an article in the Wall Street Journal. They named him; one of the 7 hottest artists of the moment. Actually, it may have been Bloomberg News where I read about Chu Teh-Chun, I'm not sure.

    Through a little bit of sleuthing I found out that Chu Teh-Chun visited Hubert Roestenburg exhibitions several times in the seventies and as late as 2006. I myself visited a Roestenburg exhibition in London in the nineties. That's where I fell in love with the work of Hubert Roestenburg. I even made a futile attempt to buy the painting that was on the poster, which to this day is still my favorite Roestenburg painting. Unfortunately I was not the only one interested in that particular painting, Regardless, it was out of my price-range. To get back to your question, I do not know whether Chu Teh-chun and Hubert Roestenburg were actually acquainted with each other.

    Thank you for triggering some fond memories. I hope I have shed at least some light on Hubert Roestenburg and his possible connection to Chu Teh-Chun.

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