CHIU YUNN


Chiu Yunn (1912-2009), after graduation from the Department of Sculpture at the National Hangzhou School of Art (now China Academy of Art) joined army in 1937. In 1962, Chiu started working as a professor of sculpture at the National Taiwan College of the Arts (now National Taiwan University of Arts) and taught here for nearly twenty years.

He educated a great number of students, and contributed to development of modern graphic arts and passed on theory and techniques of sculpture. Chiu’s figure sculptures had always been delicate and elegant, calm and reserved. Between 1961 and 1962, Chiu produced twenty works named Taiwan Aborigines for Taiwan Provincial Museum (now National Taiwan Museum) in which he realistically and vividly depicted people of various ethnic groups in Taiwan. This series of works became one of the most important works of Chiu Yunn.

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