Chen, Yen-Feng
 
Chen, Yen-Feng (1949-2001), Born in Taichung City. Chen, Yen-Feng (1949-2001) was one of the 4 boys raised by the founder of Hsing Tai Color Printing Co. Ltd. - Chen, Keng-Pin (one of the Taiwanese photographers in the early days). In high school, Chen, Yen-Feng followed Li, Chung-Sheng to learn sketching (drawing) and the modern painting theories. In 1975, Chen, Yen-Feng went to France to study renaissance as well as modern and Chinese arts. In 1980, for the first time, Chen, Yen-Feng found more than 800 watercolor sketches that were completed in the 1930s were left by Sanyu in the leather case. As an important figure/curator in the Chinese and French Art Circles, Chen, Yen-Feng often travels between Taiwan and Paris. The themes of exhibitions he has hosted in Taipei, Taichung, and Kaohsiung include "Landscape, Human Body, Metamorphosis - Contemporary French Figurative Painter", "French Printmaking since the 17th Century", "Watercolor prints by French printmaker Assadour", "China·Paris", etc. He is also the author of "A Brief History of Ukiyo-e Woodcuts (Woodblock Prints) in Japan" and "Selected Works of Chinese Artists (1) - Sanyu". In 1995, he co-organized the “Retrospective Exhibition on Sanyu’s Works” for the National Museum of History. In 2001, Chen, Yen-Feng died of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC).

 

 


Chronology

1949 Chen, Yen-Feng was born in Taichung City. (One of the 4 boys raised by the founder of Hsing Tai Color Printing Co. Ltd. - Chen, Keng-Pin.)
1966 In the National Taichung First Senior High School, Chen, Yen-Feng followed Li, Chung-Sheng to learn sketching (drawing) and the modern painting theories for a total of 3 yeas.
1972 Chen, Yen-Feng graduated from the Department of Philosophy under the Fu Jen Catholic University (FJCU) and completed the courses held by the Ministry of Education (commissioned by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs) in the “European Language Center” from Class A of the French Group.
1975 In August, Chen, Yen-Feng went to France to study at the Ecole des Beaux-Art and the Department of Art & Archaeology at Université Sorbonne for the undergraduate program.
1977 Chen, Yen-Feng obtained the diploma and majored in Renaissance, Modern and Chinese Art Histories.
1978 Chen, Yen-Feng served as an assistant at Galerie du Dragon (a Surrealism Gallery in Paris).
1980 For the first time, Chen, Yen-Feng found more than 800 watercolor sketches that were completed in the 1930s were left by Sanyu in the leather case.
1981 Chen, Yen-Feng obtained the master’s degree with the thesis themed on “The Lives and Artworks of the 8 Hermits.”
1982 Chen, Yen-Feng hosted a Special Exhibition on "Paris, Paris, Paris" at Taipei Printmaker Gallery and Taichung Ming-Men Gallery.On 1982/05/12, Chen, Yen-Feng held a Photography and Poetry Exhibition in Paris (Oh! Paris).
1983 Chen, Yen-Feng was qualified as a Ph.D. Candidate (D.E.A) at the University of Paris.
1984 Chen, Yen-Feng hosted the tour exhibition themed on "Landscape, Human Body, Metamorphosis - Contemporary French Figurative Painter" in Taipei, Taichung and Kaohsiung and published the catalogue.
1985 Chen, Yen-Feng hosted the tour exhibition themed on "French Printmaking since the 17th Century" in Taipei, Taichung and Kaohsiung and published the catalogue.
1986 Chen, Yen-Feng hosted the tour exhibition themed on "Watercolor prints by French printmaker Assadour" in Taipei, Taichung and Kaohsiung and published the catalogue.
1987 Chen, Yen-Feng served as an artist consultant. 
1988 Chen, Yen-Feng co-organized the exhibition themed on “China·Paris” at Taipei Fine Arts Museum.
1989 Chen, Yen-Feng exhibited more than 100 pieces of “Japanese Ukiyo-e Prints” at Taipei Fine Arts Museum and published “A Brief History of Ukiyo-e Woodcuts (Woodblock Prints) in Japan” on the “Artist Magazine.”
1995 Chen, Yen-Feng published the "Selected Works of Chinese Artists (1) - Sanyu" and co-organized the “Retrospective Exhibition on Sanyu’s Works” for the National Museum of History.