Teng Hiok Chiu (1903 - 1972)
Oil on board
22" x 16"
Signed and dated lower right 1937
Knoedler Gallery New York City Nov. 1942 solo
New Britain Museum of American Art New Britain, CT. 1971 solo
Hsiung Shih Art Monthly Dec. 1995 issue page 67 (Chinese language only)
Creating a New World-Chinese Artists in America published 2013 page 95 (Chinese language only)
Director Emeritus Charles B. Ferguson of the New Britain Museum of American Art
Count on one hand the number of internationally recognized Chinese modernist painters during the decade of the 1930's. The most recognized in that decade would be Teng Hiok Chiu. He was a contemporary of Yun Gee and Sanyu. A world traveler who painted in countless countries, finally settling in the United States. He was known from Harvard University to London and Paris, as well as Morocco and Beijing. Chiu was the first foreign artist to be elected to the Royal Society of British Artists, and the first foreign artist to win the prestigious Turner Gold Medal.
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