Art Feast: Donation Ceremony for Master CHU Teh-Chun’s Print Work
Published At:2014-11-17 
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 2017-02-12 updated

On May 13, 2014, a rainy day with poetic sense, an art feast took place on 10th floor at NTU College of Management. Twelve print paintings created by the late member of the Académie des Beaux-Arts of France, Chu Teh-Chun, were donated to the College of Management. The paintings were donated by Thin Chang Corporation CEO TENG Chual-Hsin (鄧傳馨), accompanied by the painter’s wife TUNG Ching-Chao (董景昭) and son Yvon CHU (朱以峰) .
 

Chu The-Chun was born in China’s Soochow in 1920 and died in 2014 in Paris. He was inducted into the Académie des Beaux-Arts of France, being the first Chinese artist to have the honor over more than 200 years in the history of the Academy.
 

At the donation ceremony, Dean Guo pointed out that, as aesthetics was an intrinsic part of education, the College of Management was extremely honored to receive such world-class masterpieces for the students to enjoy. As a result, he hoped that the pieces would inspire a sense of arts and humanities for everyone visiting the College of Management.

Yvon Chu expressed his support of the donation in stating that he was both pleased and proud that his father’s work would help cultivate aesthetics and humanities for the students at NTU. The twelve paintings donated featured the characteristics across different periods in his father’s life. The creative works were also in line with the College’s aim to innovate and change for the better.

 

Teng Chual-Hsin stated his idea to donate artwork. According to him, Mr. Chu was a renowned artist, and NTU was a leading university in Asia. In addition, Master Chu strived to create his unique, distinguish works when he first settled in Paris with difficult financial conditions. Mr. Teng believed that NTU was deserving of Chu’s masterpieces, as all of Chu’s paintings were characterized by their innovation and originality, features that coincided with the spirit of management studies. He also hoped that his donation could instill the same spirit into fellow students of the College.