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|Ku, Fu-sheng (1935-)|
Born in Shanghai, China in 1935, the family moved to Taiwan in 1948, where he was an original member of the Fifth Moon Group. He subsequently moved to Paris, France, in 1961 and New York City in 1963. After a stay in Chicago, he moved to San Francisco where he served as Art Director and Vice President of Strawberry Hill Press.
High School of the Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan
National Normal University, Taipei, 1958 (B.A. Fine Arts)
L’Ecole Grande Chaumiere, Paris, 1961
Art Students’ League of New York, 1963-65 (Carstairs Scholarship)
1961 National Gallery, Taipei
1962 La Galerie Mouffe, Paris
1964 Kaymar Gallery, New York
1965 Kaymar Gallery, New York
1967 Kaymar Gallery, New York
1972 Martha Berrien Studio, Cape Cod, Massachusetts
1959 National Taiwan Arts Hall, Taipei
1960 National History Museum, Taipei
1960 Sao Paulo Sixth Biennial Show (Awarded medal)
1962 73rd Exposition: Societe des Artistes Independants, Paris
1962 International Youth Art Exhibition, Paris
1963 Galleria San Fedele, Milan
1963 Union Culturelle de Biarritz
1964 Asia House, New York
1964 World House International, New York
1964 Poorman’s West Gallery, New York
1966 Tempo Gallery, Lennox, Massachusetts
1970 October Gallery, Chicago
1971 AAA Gallery, New York
1974 Martha Berrien Studio, Cape Cod, Massachusetts
1976 Jenson Gallery, San Francisco
1978 Invitational Exhibit: Japanese-American Arts Show, San Francisco
1978 San Francisco Annual Arts Festival
Work used as cover and inside illustrations for Modern Art and Modern Literature magazines, Taipei.
Work used as cover art by Fema Music Publications, Cresendo Music Sales, Co., Chicago
Designed sales catalog for Consolidated Book Co., Chicago and numerous other covers
Co-founder, Art Director, and Vice President of Strawberry Hill Press, San Francisco, 1975. Illustrated the following books: A Pleasure of Flowers, by Victoria Stanhope Roberts; The Book of Internal Exercises, by Dr. Stephen Chang; and Linda Clark’s Cookbook, by Linda Clark.
Information provided by A. Jean Lesher, former Senior Editor of Strawberry Hill Press and colleague of KU, Fu-sheng from 1975 – 1978. The above biographical information was on the back of a painting by KU, Fu-sheng (known as “Di-Di” to his friends) given to me in 1978. Alongside the biographical sheet, is a photo card of his painting with the following information below the photo:
Born in Shanghai and an original member of the Fifth Moon Group in Taiwan, the artist has continued his work in Paris, New York, Chicago and now San Francisco. KU, Fu-sheng is also Art Director of Strawberry Hill Press, San Francisco.
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