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Lived/Active: New York / Taiwan, Province of China      Known for: photo real nude figure painting

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1942 Born: Yee-Lum, Taiwan
1968 Moved to Paris
1968 Moved to New York City


B.S. Architectural Engineering, Chung Yien College, Taiwan

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose CA
Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
Taiwan Museum of Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI

1974 Soho Weekly News, New York, January 31, p.9
1974 "Reviews," Soho Weekly News, New York, February 7, p.12
1974 Van Baron, Judith. "Review," Arts Magazine, April
1974 Hughs, Robert. "An Omnivorous and Literal Dependence," Arts Magazine, June, p.29
1975 Mikotajuk, Andrea. "American Realists at L.K.M.G.," Arts Magazine, January, pp.19-20
1975 Bromhead, Peter. "Going Back In Town," The Auckland Star, July 23
1975 Belden, Dorothy. "Realism Exaggerated in Ulrich Art Exhibition," Wichita Eagle, March, Lifestyle Page
1976 Schultze, Sabine. "Fleisch, Fassaden und Feuerstible," Germany
1976 Fesser, Sigrid. "Fotorealismus, eine neue Salonkunst?" Manheimer Morgan, West Germany
1976 "Das Ende ist uberall," Frankfurter Rundschau, West Germany
1976 "Investing In Young Artists," Business Week, May 3, pp.127-134
1976 Brown, Gordon. "Group Show," Arts Magazine, September, p.37
1976 Allen, Barbara. "For The First Time...I Like What I Am Doing," The Stars & Stripes, West Germany, December 17, p.9
1978 Zimmer, William. "Ferrara's Wood," The Soho Weekly News, New York November 2, p.31
1979 "Playboy's Roving Eye," Playboy, March, pp.246-247
1980 "Contemporary & Modern Art to be Offered June 10 At Christie's East," Antiques & The Arts Weekly, June 6, p.38
1980 Meisel, Louis K. "Hilo Chen," Arts Magazine, December, p.57
1981 Karmel, Pepe. "Photographs by the Photorealists," Art in America, May, p.140
1981 Yoskowitz, Robert. Arts Magazine, December 1981, p.14
1982 "New York a Bruxelles et vise-versa," Libre Belgique, Brussels, Belgium, May 7
1982 Ray, Stephane. "La Galerie Brachot et la Galerie Louis K. Meisel," Echo de la Bauru, May 9
1982 Gillemon, Daniele. "Une galerie Bruxelloise a l'heure New Yorkaise," Le Soir, Brussels, Belgium, May 12
1984 "Penthouse Forum," Penthouse Magazine, Sept., p.10, illustration
1987 Ligocki, Gordon. "Photorealism holds on to 1980's Audiences," The Times, Hammond, IN, July 3, p.B-7
1989 Penthouse Letters, January, ill. p.3
1989 Penthouse Letters, October, ill. p.56
1990 Penthouse Hot Talk, Jan./Feb. ill. pp.28-29

Tansug, Sezer. "Türk Koleksiyonculugunda Uluslarasi Boyutlar," Antik & Dekor, Istanbul, Turkey, p. 181, ill.

Penthouse, March, ill. p. 6

Harbaugh, Pam. “New Museum Explores The World of Water”, Florida Today, Melbourne, FL, January 17, Section D, pp.1D-2D.

1975 Kulterman, Udo. Neue Formen Des Bildes, Verlad Ernst Wasmuth, Tubingen, West Germany, p.26 illustration
1978 Krantz, Les. The New York Art Review, The Krantz Company, New York
1980 Smith, Bradley. 20th Century Masters of Erotic Art, Crown Publishers, New York
1980 Lindey, Christine. Superrealist Painting and Sculpture, William Morrow & Company, Inc., New York, pp.80,85
1980 Meisel, Louis K. Photorealism, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York
1982 Krantz, Les. The New York Art Review, The Krantz Company, New York, illustration
1985 Krantz, Les. American Art Galleries, Facts on File Publications, New York, NY, p.211
1985 Krantz, Les. American Artists-An Illustrated Survey of Leading Contemporary Americans, Facts on File Publications, New York, NY, p. 45, illustration
1985 Paschal, Robert W. & Anderson, Robert R. The Art of The Dot (Advanced Airbrush Techniques), Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., Inc., New York, NY, p.51, Illustration
1988 Krantz, Les. The New York Art Review, American References, Inc., Chicago, IL, p.380

1978 Browning, Robert H. "Ancient Heritage-New Directions," Alternative Center for International Arts, Inc. October 18 - November 18
1979 Gerling, Steve. "Photo Realism: Some Points of View," Jorgensen Gallery, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, Mar.19-April 10
1980 Styron, Thomas W. "American Figure Painting 1950-1980," The Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA, October 17- November 30, p.30
1981 "Cityscapes," The Column, Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY, July-Aug.
1981 "Changes: Art in America," Marquette University, Oct. 5 - Nov. 6
1982 "The Artist and the Airbrush," Art Department, San Jose State University, CA
1983 "Modern Nude Paintings, 1880-1980," The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan, p.85, Illustration
1989 Lynes, Russell, William H. Gerdts, and Donald B. Kuspit. "At The Water's Edge: 19th and 20th Century American Beach Scenes," Tampa Museum of Art, FL, Traveling Exhibition, pp. 111,128,
1991 Jen Shih, Jui; Ling Lai, Hsiang. "Taipei - New York: Confrontation of Modernism," Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan, R.O.C, July 6 - September - 29, pp.19-23
1991 “Hilo Chen,” Nan Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
1991 “The 35th Anniversary of Ton-Fan And Wu-Yan,” Contemporary Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
1992 “The 13th National Art Exhibition,” National Taiwan Art Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
1992 “1992 Taiwanese Modern Art,” Modern Art Gallery, Taichung, Taiwan
1993 “Hilo Chen,” Modern Art Gallery, Taichung, Taiwan
1993 “Paintings by Hilo Chen,” Apollo Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
1994 “Paintings by Hilo Chen.” Apollo Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

Biography from Louis K. Meisel Gallery:
Contemporary photo realist painter Hilo Chen (Yee-Lum) was born in 1942 in Taiwan and later became an American citizen.  He is noted for his paintings of nudes and flowers.  Between 1961 and 1966 he studied Architectural Engineering at Chung Yien College in Taiwan.  In 1968 he moved first to Paris, and then to New York City.

His work is held in public collections at: The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY; San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose CA; Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan; Taiwan Museum of Arts, Taichung, Taiwan; and the Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI

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