(1895 - 1947)
Cheng-Po Chen was active/lived in Taiwan, Province of China, China. ChengPo Chen is known for painting.
Biography Cheng-Po Chen
Chen Chengpo was born in Chiayi, Taiwan. He studied at the Teaching Department of the Taipei Japanese School in 1931 and started to explore Western art under Kinichiro Ishikawa’s instruction (1871-1945). In 1923, Chen went to Japan and studied at the Tokyo Fine Art Institute where he became the first Taiwanese artist whose works was accepted into the Imperial College of Fine Arts. In honor of his recognition as a modernist oil painter, he was invited in 1929 to be one of the judges for the very First National Art Exhibition that included a large number of works in what was described as “Western style”.
In 1931, one of his paintings “The Brook” was selected to participate in The Chicago World Trade Fair.
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