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CHUANG Che (1934)

Born in Pekin in 1934, his father, a well-known calligrapher, was the vise-director of the National Palace Museum. In 1948, in a troubled political context, while following his family, who was organizing the move of the works from the National Palace Museum in Peking to Taipei, Chuang Che moved to Taiwan.

From 1954, he studied painting under the aegis of Chu Teh-Chun, in the department of Beaux-Arts at the National University in Taiwan. By this new world that opened upon him, he discovered little by little the abstract art of the Schools of Paris and New York.

In 1958, he joined the artistic group “Fifth Moon” whose project was to emerge the Chinese tradition with contemporary occidental art. In 1959 he participated at the biennale of Paris, and not long after the one of São Paulo.

In 1966, the Rockefeller Foundation offered him the possibilty to do his first travel to the United States. He visited Europe in 1968 and he spent six months in France where he encountered Zao Wou-Ki and Chu Teh-Chun. He also travelled to Spain, where he met Antoni Tapiès.

In 1973, he moved to the United States where the mountainous landscapes inspired him with new creative forms and to approch the Chinese painting of the Song dynasty. Since 1987, he lives and works in New York. 

Chuang Che portait