Teng-Hiok Chiu was born in China on April 27, 1903. Chiu had lived on four continents by age 30. He studied art in Boston at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, continued in Paris at Ecole des Beaux-Arts, and in London at the Royal Academy. At the onset of WWII he sought refuge in the U.S. and worked mainly in Vermont. He died in Glastonburry, Connecticut in 1972. Retrospectives of his work were held at the Frye Museum in Seattle in 2003 and Fullerton Museum at California State University at Fullerton in 2007.
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