Chao Chung-Hsiang was born in Henan, China in 1910. After 1948, he has traveled through Taiwan, Spain, Paris and the other European cities, then he settled in New York in 1958. He returned to China, Hong Kong until 1989, and passed away in Taipei, Taiwan in 1991.

Chao managed to retain the spirit of traditional Chinese ink painting and calligraphy, which he combined with the ideas of modern Western art. He developed a form of expression named “East Meets West” and pursued the metaphysical conception of “not demanding shape, but a similarity in spirit,” and merged his works into the ideas of I Ching. In the narrative of the Confucianism, Buddhism, Taoism, Yin-Yang and Five Elements, he created a new realm of unique Chinese painting.

His artworks have been collected by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Columbia University in the City of New York, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the National Art Museum of China, Shanghai Art Museum, Zhejiang Art Museum, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Hong Kong Museum of Art and the M+ Museum for Visual Culture.



Columbia University, New York, NY, USA

Norwalk Museum, Norwalk, CT, USA

New York University, New York, NY, USA

Queens Museum, New York, NY, USA

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, USA

Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY, USA

Russell Sage College, Troy, NY, USA

University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, USA

Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY, USA

Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan

National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China

Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China

Zhejiang Art Museum, Hangzhou, China

Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, China

M+ Museum for Visual Culture, Hong Kong, China





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