Chinese artists by Michel Nau - Chen Chi  程及  
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

Chen Chi

 
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© Chen Chi  程及 portrait  -  chinesenewart

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Chen Chi  程及 pinyin Cheng Ji    

1912

Chen Chi ( 1912-2005 ) was born in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, in China.
   

1926

To support his family, he went to work in an oil pressing plant, in Shanghai.

   

1930

Increasingly interested in Art, he developed  a keen interest in watercolor.
   
  He joined the pioneering research company : White Swan Art Club.
   

1937

He was a professor of painting at the Wu Pen and Huai Chiu High School in Shanghai

 

 

1942

He entered St John University in Shanghai to teach drawing and watercOlor. 

 

In the same year, he published his first monograph :  Chen Chi Watercolors
   

 

Thanks to a programme of cultural exchange, he went to the United States to continue
  his research in painting and publicize his work.
   

1947

First exhibition at the Village Art Center New York.
  And throughout the United States :

1948

The Portland Art Museum, Oregon  The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Texas

1952

Miami Beach Art Center, Florida

1953

La Jolla Art Center, California  and The Witte Museum,Texas

1955

The Charles and Emma Frye Art Museum in Seattle, Washington

   

1959

He served on the Board of Directors of the American watercolor Society.

   

1950/1960

He also worked as an Illustrator and his drawings appeared in magazines :

 

Ford Motor,  Company Magazine, Collier's Magazine  Sports Illustrated and Horizon.

   

1964

He was elected academician by the National Academy of Design

 

 

1966

He received the Gold Medal of the National Art Club for the whole of his career.

   

1999

Artist recognized in the world, a museum bearing his name opened at the Shanghai

 

Jiao Tong University Campus.

   

2000

The France devoted him a great retrospective to the Castle of Versailles.

   

 

His works are in the collections of The Smithsonian Institute, The Cleveland Institute,

 

The Metropolitan Art Museum , The National Academy of  Design, Pennsylvania,

 

and Academy of Fine Arts, Butler Institute.

   

2005

He died at the age of 93.
   
 

Danièle Sicard

   
     
   


Solo exhibitions  
selection

 
       
    United States  

1983

 

The Columbus Museum

Watercolors

 

 

Georgia

 

 

     

 

  United States  

1992

 

The Gilcrease Museum of Art

Retrospective of Chen Chi's

   

Oklahoma

Watercolor Paintings

       
    United States  

1993

 

The National Arts Club

Heart and Chance

   

New York

 
       
   

China

 

1998

 

The Shanghai Museum

Watercolors

   

Shanghai

 
       
    United States  

1998/1999

 

Cincinnati Museum Center

Great American Artists

   

Ohio

 
       
   

China

 

1999

 

Chen Chi Art Museum

inauguration

 

 

Shanghai

 

 

     

 

  United States  

1999

 

Elizabeth Wang Gallery

Moons

   

New York

 
       
    United States  

2000

 

Elizabeth Wang Gallery

Watercolors

   

New York

 
       
    France  

2000

  Château de Versailles Rétrospective Chen Chi
    Versailles  
       
   

China

 

2000

 

Chen Chi Art Museum

Sun-Moon Watercolo

   

Shanghai

 
       

 
 

© Chen Chi  程及 - Fifth Avenue  New York City


Chen Chi  -  Fifth Avenue  New York City
 

 
 

   

Elizabeth Wang Gallery  New York

www.elizabethwanggallery.com

   

 

 

© Chen Chi  程及 - Central Park  New York


Chen Chi  -  Central Park  New York

 

© Chen Chi  程及 - Monographie 1983  

Chen Chi

Chen Chi Studio

 

Monograph in english

New York

 

77 p

1983

 

isbn : 0960465227

 
     
     
     
     
     
     
       
       
© Chen Chi  程及 - Watercolors 1998  

Chen Chi  -  Watercolors

Elizabeth Wang Gallery

 

introduction: Elizabeth B. Wang

New York

 

1 Chen Chi's poem

1998

 

10 illustrations

 
 

catalogue 16 p

 
     
     
     
     
       
       
       
© Chen Chi  程及 - Aquarelles de Chen Chi 2000  

Aquarelles de Chen Chi

Elizabeth Wang Gallery

 

Retrospective Exhibition

New York  

 

Château de Versailles  France

2000

 

introduction : Bertha Saunders

 
 

30 illustrations

 
 

104 p

 
 

 

 
       
       
       
       

 
 

© Chen Chi  程及 -  Chen Chi Art Museum


 

Chen Chi Art Museum

 
 

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

 
 

上海交通大学

 
     
 

In April of 1999 the Chen Chi Art Museum was officially opened in Shanghai, not only as a place

 
 

to display Chen Chi’s painting, but also to promote an international exchange of art and education.  

 
 

China’s President, Jiang Zemin, himself wrote the dedicatory inscription “Chen Chi Art Museum”

 
 

as an act of personal respect and tribute to the artist.

 
     
 

Bertha Saunders

 
 

Curator

 
 

The David Rockefeller Collection

 
     


 
 

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