CHEN Hsia-yu 陳夏雨

Educated in Japan, CHEN Hsia-yu (1917¬¬-2000) became an important sculptor in Taiwan after being selected into the Japanese Imperial Salon three consecutive years since 1938, and subsequently received the honor of “permanent exemption from review” from the Salon. His works meld elements from Egyptian, Greek and Chinese Buddhist art, and exude the spirit of modern European and Japanese art. This exhibition highlights his sculptures that portray the classic beauty of Taiwanese women in the early 1900s.

  • 1917 Born in Longjing Township, Taichung County
  • 2000 Passed away at age 83

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE

    1935

  • Enrolled in the department of sculpture of Tokyo Fine Arts School under CHEN Hui-Kun’s recommendation, and studied with Tetsuya MIZUTANI
    1941

  • Joined Taiyang Exhibition with PU Tian-sheng after a sculpture section was established
    1946

  • Took up a teaching position at Taichung Normal School in November
    1947

  • Appointed as a member of the review committee of “The Second Taiwan Exhibition”
  • Resigned from teaching position in June
  • Withdrew from Taiyang Art Association after participating in “The 11th Taiyang Exhibition”
    1948

  •  Appointed as a member of the review committee of “The Third Taiwan Exhibition”
    1949

  •  Resolutely withdrew from the review committee of Taiwan Exhibition

WORKS

    1981

  •  Completed Nude Woman (sitting) while in Japan
    1969

  • Began making Buddha Head (cement, unfinished)
    1968

  • Completed Relief of Two Buffaloes
    1965

  • Completed Statue of YIN Zhong-rong and Statue of the President of Taipei Yang Ping High School
    1964

  • Completed Nude Woman 7 (reclining)
    1963

  • Completed Relief of Confucius (large)
    1962

  • Completed Relief of Confucius (small) and Statue of LU Shi-ming
    1961

  • Completed Relief of Confucius Expressing Intent on Nongshan
    1960

  • Completed Christ on the Cross, Nude Woman 5, Dancing Dragon Lantern, Nude Woman 6
    1959

  • Completed Saint relief, Dog and Statue of Father-in-law 2
    1958

  • Completed Ballerina
    1957

  • Completed Relief of Five Buffaloes, Sacred Guanyin and Statue of Uncle
    1956

  • Completed Statue of Madam YANG and Buddha relief
    1954

  • Completed Baseball relief
    1953

  • Completed Statue of Shu
    1952

  • Completed Golf round relief (one large and one small)
    1951

  • Completed Statue of Standing Farmer and Statue of Father-in-law 1
    1950

  • Completed Relief of Three Buffaloes (stone)
    1948

  • Completed Nude Woman 2, Cat and Statue of Tea Merchant
    1947

  • Completed Nude Woman 3 (exhibited in Taiyang Exhibition) and Statue of Standing Nude Man
    1946

  • Completed Head Sculpture of YANG Ji-xian, Statue of LIN Chao-chi (a geology professor at National Taiwan University)
    1944

  • Completed Nude Woman 1, temporarily kept by Mrs. GU Wei-fu and was able to avoid destructionduring the war; borrowed back after the war to make bronze work replicas
    1940

  •  Completed Bust of GU Xianrong
    1939

  • Completed Standing Statue of GU Xianrong and Head Sculpture of a Woman
    1937

  • Completed Reclining Woman
    1936

  • Completed Standing Statue of YANG Ru-sheng, Nude Woman study; imitated Tetsuya MIZUTANI’sstyle to complete General Naimu (cherry wood)
    1935

  • Completed works, including Grandmother, Hatching

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

    1997

  • “CHEN Hsia-yu Solo Exhibition”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
    1979

  • “Small Works”, Spring Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
    “Small Works” (in celebration of the 90th anniversary of Taichung government),his first exhibition, Cultural Foundation, Taichung, Taiwan

GROUP EXHIBITION

    2010

  • “Perfection‧Serenity‧Substance‧Unrestraint” CHEN Hsia-yu, HSIUNG Ping-ming, HSIA Yan Sculpture Exhibition, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
    1995

  • “In Retrospect and Reflection—228 Memorial Exhibition”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum,Taipei, Taiwan
    1982

  •  Invited to participate in the “Pacific Exhibition” in Japan
    1981

  • Invited by Japanese sculptor Yasuharu SHIRAI to participate in the “Pacific Exhibition” in Japan
    1948

  • Exhibited two Nude Woman and one Buffalo relief in “The First South Taiwan Exhibition”
    1947

  •  Exhibited Buffalo in “The 11th Taiyang Exhibition”
  • Exhibited Head Sculpture YANG Ji-sheng in “The Second Taiwan Exhibition”
    1946

  • Exhibited Rabbit and Nude Woman as the review committee member of “The First Taiwan Exhibition”
    1945

  • Exhibited Nude Woman 1 in “The First Japan Exhibition” and “Brazilian International Exhibition”
    1942

  • Exhibited two works including Shizuko in “The 8th Taiyang Exhibition”
    1941

  • Received the honor of “permanent exemption from review” and participated in the “Japanese Imperial Salon” with Statue of Standing Nude Woman
    1940

  •  After Bath selected into the “Japanese Imperial Salon”
    1939

  •  Hair selected into the “Japanese Imperial Salon”
    1938

  • Nude Woman selected into the “Japanese Imperial Salon”

AWARDS

    1941

  • Sitting Statue selected by the Japanese “Sculptor Association Exhibition”; received the Association Award and was endorsed to receive membership

COLLECTIONS

  • Statue of Standing Farmer, collected by Taiwan Cooperative Bank, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Statue of a Saint relief, collected by Sanmin Road Catholic Church, Taichung, Taiwan
  • Dancing Dragon Lantern, collected by Taiwan Cement Co., Ltd.
  • Relief of Confucius Expressing Intent on Nongshan, collected by National Cingshuei Senior High School,Taichung County, Taiwan
Click on each year's works

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • 1997 “CHEN Hsia-yu Solo Exhibition”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan

GROUP EXHIBITION

  • 2010″Perfection‧Serenity‧Substance‧Unrestraint” CHEN Hsia-yu, HSIUNG Ping-ming, HSIA Yan Sculpture Exhibition, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
金氏徹平
Teppei KANEUJI
松浦浩之
Hiroyuki MATSUURA
  • 1917 Born in Longjing Township, Taichung County
  • 2000 Passed away at age 83

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE

    1935

  • Enrolled in the department of sculpture of Tokyo Fine Arts School under CHEN Hui-Kun’s recommendation, and studied with Tetsuya MIZUTANI
    1941

  • Joined Taiyang Exhibition with PU Tian-sheng after a sculpture section was established
    1946

  • Took up a teaching position at Taichung Normal School in November
    1947

  •  Appointed as a member of the review committee of “The Second Taiwan Exhibition”
  • Resigned from teaching position in June
  • Withdrew from Taiyang Art Association after participating in “The 11th Taiyang Exhibition”
    1948

  • Appointed as a member of the review committee of “The Third Taiwan Exhibition”
    1949

  •  Resolutely withdrew from the review committee of Taiwan Exhibition

WORKS

    1981

  • Completed Nude Woman (sitting) while in Japan
    1969

  • Began making Buddha Head (cement, unfinished)
    1968

  • Completed Relief of Two Buffaloes
    1965

  • Completed Statue of YIN Zhong-rong and Statue of the President of Taipei Yang Ping High School
    1964

  •  Completed Nude Woman 7 (reclining)
    1963

  • Completed Relief of Confucius (large)
    1962

  • Completed Relief of Confucius (small) and Statue of LU Shi-ming
    1961

  • Completed Relief of Confucius Expressing Intent on Nongshan
    1960

  •  Completed Christ on the Cross, Nude Woman 5, Dancing Dragon Lantern, Nude Woman 6
    1959

  •  Completed Saint relief, Dog and Statue of Father-in-law 2
    1958

  •  Completed Ballerina
    1957

  •  Completed Relief of Five Buffaloes, Sacred Guanyin and Statue of Uncle
    1956

  •  Completed Statue of Madam YANG and Buddha relief
    1954

  •  Completed Baseball relief
    1953

  • Completed Statue of Shu
    1952

  • Completed Golf round relief (one large and one small)
    1951

  •  Completed Statue of Standing Farmer and Statue of Father-in-law 1
    1950

  • Completed Relief of Three Buffaloes (stone)
    1948

  •  Completed Nude Woman 2, Cat and Statue of Tea Merchant
    1947

  • Completed Nude Woman 3 (exhibited in Taiyang Exhibition) and Statue of Standing Nude Man
    1946

  • Completed Head Sculpture of YANG Ji-xian, Statue of LIN Chao-chi (a geology professor at National Taiwan University)
    1944

  • Completed Nude Woman 1, temporarily kept by Mrs. GU Wei-fu and was able to avoid destructionduring the war; borrowed back after the war to make bronze work replicas
    1940

  •  Completed Bust of GU Xianrong
    1939

  • Completed Standing Statue of GU Xianrong and Head Sculpture of a Woman
    1937

  • Completed Reclining Woman
    1936

  • Completed Standing Statue of YANG Ru-sheng, Nude Woman study; imitated Tetsuya MIZUTANI’sstyle to complete General Naimu (cherry wood)
    1935

  • Completed works, including Grandmother, Hatching

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

    1997

  • “CHEN Hsia-yu Solo Exhibition”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
    1979

  • “Small Works”, Spring Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
    “Small Works” (in celebration of the 90th anniversary of Taichung government),his first exhibition, Cultural Foundation, Taichung, Taiwan

GROUP EXHIBITION

    2010

  • “Perfection‧Serenity‧Substance‧Unrestraint” CHEN Hsia-yu, HSIUNG Ping-ming, HSIA Yan Sculpture Exhibition, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
    1995

  • “In Retrospect and Reflection—228 Memorial Exhibition”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum,Taipei, Taiwan
    1982

  • Invited to participate in the “Pacific Exhibition” in Japan
    1981

  • Invited by Japanese sculptor Yasuharu SHIRAI to participate in the “Pacific Exhibition” in Japan
    1948

  • Exhibited two Nude Woman and one Buffalo relief in “The First South Taiwan Exhibition”
    1947

  •  Exhibited Buffalo in “The 11th Taiyang Exhibition”
  •  Exhibited Head Sculpture YANG Ji-sheng in “The Second Taiwan Exhibition”
    1946

  • Exhibited Rabbit and Nude Woman as the review committee member of “The First Taiwan Exhibition”
    1945

  • Exhibited Nude Woman 1 in “The First Japan Exhibition” and “Brazilian International Exhibition”
    1942

  •  Exhibited two works including Shizuko in “The 8th Taiyang Exhibition”
    1941

  • Received the honor of “permanent exemption from review” and participated in the “Japanese Imperial Salon” with Statue of Standing Nude Woman
    1940

  • After Bath selected into the “Japanese Imperial Salon”
    1939

  • Hair selected into the “Japanese Imperial Salon”
    1938

  •  Nude Woman selected into the “Japanese Imperial Salon”

AWARDS

    1941

  • Sitting Statue selected by the Japanese “Sculptor Association Exhibition”; received the Association Award and was endorsed to receive membership

COLLECTIONS

  • Statue of Standing Farmer, collected by Taiwan Cooperative Bank, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Statue of a Saint relief, collected by Sanmin Road Catholic Church, Taichung, Taiwan
  • Dancing Dragon Lantern, collected by Taiwan Cement Co., Ltd.
  • Relief of Confucius Expressing Intent on Nongshan, collected by National Cingshuei Senior High School,Taichung County, Taiwan
Click on each year's works

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • 1997 “CHEN Hsia-yu Solo Exhibition”, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan

GROUP EXHIBITION

  • 2010″Perfection‧Serenity‧Substance‧Unrestraint” CHEN Hsia-yu, HSIUNG Ping-ming, HSIA Yan Sculpture Exhibition, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan