Zhu Dequn's $9.1 million record breaking painting
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Yvon Chu © Chu Teh-Chun workshop
Zhu Dequn, Also called Chu Teh-chun. Born to a doctor's family in Xiaoxian, Jiangsu Province. In 1935 he studied Western Painting at the Hangzhou National Art College. Between 1944 and 1949, he taught at the Nanjing Central University, after which he taught in the Art Department of Taiwan Normal University. In 1955 he settled in Paris, where he has held numerous solo exhibitions and enjoys a reputation as one of the most well known Chinese artists. He has also held a solo exhibition at the China Gallery of Fine Arts, Beijing, 1997. Based on the traditional Chinese concepts that fuse poetry, calligraphy and art, Zhu's style integrates Eastern and Western painting traditions.