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Liao Jichun Sold at Auction Prices

b. 1902 - d. 1976

(b Fengyuan, Taiwan,1902; d Taipei, Taiwan, 1976) Taiwanese Painter. Liao Jichun's professional career began in 1927 after he graduated from Tokyo Fine Arts School. Like his contemporaries, as a predominant member of the first-generation Taiwanese oil painters, Liao was heavily influenced by the major Western art movements from the turn of the twentieth century; such as the Impressionism, Post-impressionism, Fauvism, and Abstractionism. Liao’s indispensable contribution to the development of modern painting in Taiwan lies in his mastery of colors. He was able to make the colors appears heavy and bulky, yet at the same time, light and bright. In 1962, Liao was invited by the United States State Department to visit its museums, galleries, universities, and to meet artists and critics. After his stay in the Untied States and his trip to Europe, Liao’s style changed remarkably. At the age of sixty, he broke the boundaries between various forms of paintings. For Liao, "it doesn't matter whether it’s abstract or representational, the most important issue is what there is to be expressed. The form of a painting is merely a medium to convey the mentality of the artist." (Credit: Sotheby’s, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Chinese Contemporary Art, April 8, 2006, Lot 627.)

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      • 廖繼春 LIAO Chi-chun (Taiwanese, 1902 - 1976)
        Dec. 01, 2019

        廖繼春 LIAO Chi-chun (Taiwanese, 1902 - 1976)

        Est: NT$1,900,000 - NT$2,800,000

        春秋閣 Spring and Autumn Pavilions 簽名左下:1960.4 繼春 簽名畫背:春秋閣ㄧ九六0.六. 廖繼春畫 Signed lower right Chi-chun in Chinese and dated 1960. 4 Signed on the reverse Liao Chi-chun, titled Spring and Autumn Pavilions and dated 1960.6 in Chinese

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      • 廖繼春 LIAO Chi-chun (Taiwanese, 1902 - 1976)
        Jun. 02, 2019

        廖繼春 LIAO Chi-chun (Taiwanese, 1902 - 1976)

        Est: NT$2,200,000 - NT$3,200,000

        野柳風景 Yehliu Scenery 簽名右下:C.C. LIAO 1968. 3. 簽名題識畫背:野柳風景 廖繼春畫 一九六八‧三 Signed lower right C.C. LIAO in English and dated 1968. 3 Signed on the reverse LIAO Chi-chun, titled Yehliu Scenery and dated 1968. 3 in Chinese

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      • LIAO CHI-CHUN (LIAO JICHUN) | Tamkeng Scenery
        Mar. 31, 2018

        LIAO CHI-CHUN (LIAO JICHUN) | Tamkeng Scenery

        Est: $8,000,000 - $12,000,000

        oil on canvas

        Sotheby's
      • LIAO CHI-CHUN (TAIWANESE, 1902 - 1976) 廖繼春
        Dec. 03, 2017

        LIAO CHI-CHUN (TAIWANESE, 1902 - 1976) 廖繼春

        Est: NT$6,500,000 - NT$7,500,000

        LIAO Chi-chun (Taiwanese, 1902 - 1976) Arc de Triomphe, Paris 廖繼春 凱旋門 Signed lower left Chi-chun in Chinese and C. LIAO in English 簽名左下:繼春 C. LIAO This painting is to be sold with a certificate of authenticity issued by Ever Harvest Art Gallery, Taipei. 附日升月鴻藝術畫廊開立之原作保證書

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      • LIAO CHI-CH'UN (LIAO JICHUN, TAIWAN, ANCIENT CASTLE IN SPAIN
        May. 27, 2017

        LIAO CHI-CH'UN (LIAO JICHUN, TAIWAN, ANCIENT CASTLE IN SPAIN

        Est: $8,000,000 - $12,000,000

        LIAO CHI-CH'UN (LIAO JICHUN, TAIWAN, ANCIENT CASTLE IN SPAIN oil on canvas 72 x 91 cm. (28 x 35 1/4 in.)

        Christie's
      • LIAO CHI-CHUN
        May. 26, 2013

        LIAO CHI-CHUN

        Est: -

        LIAO CHI-CHUN (LIAO JICHUN, Chinese, 1902-1976) Sketches of Landscape five crayon on paper, painted double-sided each: 24.5 x 34 cm. (9 5/8 x 13 3/8 in.) (5) (5)

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      • LIAO Chi-chun (Taiwanese, 1902 - 1976) - Yehliu Scenery
        Dec. 02, 2012

        LIAO Chi-chun (Taiwanese, 1902 - 1976) - Yehliu Scenery

        Est: NT$5,000,000 - NT$6,000,000

        LIAO Chi-chun (Taiwanese, 1902 - 1976) Yehliu Scenery Oil on canvas ,

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      • LIAO Chi-chun (Taiwanese, 1902 - 1976) - Venice
        Dec. 02, 2012

        LIAO Chi-chun (Taiwanese, 1902 - 1976) - Venice

        Est: NT$3,400,000 - NT$4,600,000

        LIAO Chi-chun (Taiwanese, 1902 - 1976) Venice Oil on wooden board, 1963

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      • LIAO CHI-CH'UN
        May. 26, 2012

        LIAO CHI-CH'UN

        Est: $6,500,000 - $7,500,000

        LIAO CHI-CH'UN (LIAO JICHUN, Chinese, 1902-1976) Flowers signed and dated in Chinese (lower left); signed and inscribed in Chinese; dated '1960' (on the reverse) oil on canvas 72.5 x 60.5 cm. (28 1/2 x 23 3/4 in.) Painted in 1960

        Christie's
      • LIAO  CHI-CHUN  (LIAO  JICHUN)
        Apr. 02, 2012

        LIAO  CHI-CHUN  (LIAO  JICHUN)

        Est: $1,800,000 - $2,600,000

        1902-1976 FLOWERS  IN  A  VASE signed  in  Chinese  and  dated  1966.  2 oil  on  board 33  by  23.5  cm.      13  by  9  1/4    in.

        Sotheby's
      • LIAO CHI CH'UN
        May. 28, 2011

        LIAO CHI CH'UN

        Est: $2,500,000 - $3,500,000

        LIAO CHI CH'UN (LIAO JICHUN, 1902-1976) The Seashore inscribed, signed and dated in Chinese (on the reverse) oil on canvas 45 x 53.3 cm. (17 3/4 x 21 in.) Painted in 1973

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      • LIAO CHI-CH'UN
        Nov. 27, 2010

        LIAO CHI-CH'UN

        Est: $3,500,000 - $4,500,000

        LIAO CHI-CH'UN (LIAO JICHUN, 1902-1976) The Fish signed in Chinese; dated '1961.11.' (upper right) oil on canvas 80 x 64.8 cm. (31 1/2 x 25 1/2 in.) Painted in 1961

        Christie's
      • LIAO CHI-CHUN (LIAO JICHUN)
        Oct. 04, 2010

        LIAO CHI-CHUN (LIAO JICHUN)

        Est: $12,000,000 - $20,000,000

        LIAO CHI-CHUN (LIAO JICHUN) 1902-1976 ANCIENT CASTLE IN SPAIN signed C. Liao and signed in Chinese (lower left) Executed in 1965 THIS IS A PREMIUM LOT. CLIENTS WHO WISH TO BID ON PREMIUM LOTS ARE REQUESTED TO COMPLETE THE PREMIUM LOT PRE-REGISTRATION 3 WORKING DAYS PRIOR TO THE SALE. BIDnow ONLINE BIDDING SERVICE IS NOT AVALIABLE. oil on canvas 72.5 by 91cm.; 28 1/2 by 35 4/5in.

        Sotheby's
      • LIAO CHI-CHUN (LIAO JICHUN)
        Apr. 05, 2010

        LIAO CHI-CHUN (LIAO JICHUN)

        Est: $1,350,000 - $1,600,000

        LIAO CHI-CHUN (LIAO JICHUN) 1902-1976 SEINE RIVER Signed in Chinese and dated 1963.5 (lower left) oil on masonite 31.5 by 41 cm.; 12 3/8 by 16 1/8 in.

        Sotheby's
      • LIAO CHI-CH'UN
        Nov. 29, 2009

        LIAO CHI-CH'UN

        Est: $1,000,000 - $1,500,000

        LIAO CHI-CH'UN (LIAO JICHUN, 1902-1976) Sun-Moon Lake signed in Chinese (lower right) oil on canvas 31.5 x 41 cm. (12 3/8 x 16 1/8 in.) Painted in the mid 1950s

        Christie's
      • Liao Jichun (Liao Chi-Chun) , 1902-1976 Tamshui Guan-yin Mountain oil on board
        Oct. 05, 2008

        Liao Jichun (Liao Chi-Chun) , 1902-1976 Tamshui Guan-yin Mountain oil on board

        Est: $600,000 - $700,000

        signed in Chinese and dated 1952.2 in the lower left framed oil on board

        Sotheby's
      • Liao Jichun (Liao Chi-Chun) , 1902-1976 Guan Ying Mountain oil on woodboard
        Oct. 05, 2008

        Liao Jichun (Liao Chi-Chun) , 1902-1976 Guan Ying Mountain oil on woodboard

        Est: $1,800,000 - $2,500,000

        signed in Chinese and dated 1961.3 in the lower left signed in Chinese and dated on reverse framed oil on woodboard

        Sotheby's
      • Liao Jichun (Liao Chi-Chun) , 1902-1976 Tamshui 1958 oil on card paper
        Oct. 05, 2008

        Liao Jichun (Liao Chi-Chun) , 1902-1976 Tamshui 1958 oil on card paper

        Est: $600,000 - $700,000

        signed in Chinese and dated 1958.2 in the lower left framed oil on card paper

        Sotheby's
      • - Liao Jichun (Liao Chi-Chun) 1902-1976 , Ancient Castle in Spain oil on canvas
        Oct. 04, 2008

        - Liao Jichun (Liao Chi-Chun) 1902-1976 , Ancient Castle in Spain oil on canvas

        Est: $18,000,000 - $25,000,000

        signed C. Liao and Chinese in the lower left framed Executed in 1965 oil on canvas

        Sotheby's
      • LIAO JICHUN 1902-1976
        Apr. 08, 2006

        LIAO JICHUN 1902-1976

        Est: $900,000 - $1,500,000

        THE CAPE OF YELIU measurements note 38 by 45 cm. 15 by 17 3/4 in. Signed C.LIAO, Jichun, reverse signed again and titled oil on canvas, framed PROVENANCE Acquired directly from the artist by the previous owner

        Sotheby's
      • LIAO JICHUN 1902-1976
        Apr. 08, 2006

        LIAO JICHUN 1902-1976

        Est: $5,000,000 - $6,000,000

        TAINAN CONFUCIUS TEMPLE TAINAN CONFUCIUS TEMPLE measurements note 76 by 96 cm. 30 by 37 3/4 in. Signed C.LIAO, dated 1962 oil on canvas, framed PROVENANCE From the artist family NOTE Important Painting from the Artists Family Collection :Liao Jichun and his Tainan Confucius Temple (Lot 627) "I like to employ sententious, strong colors, the various tones of which are created by contrast and emphasis. The lines were arranged with intensive attention to the forms they shape. I am not trying to depict a specific moment, it is the tones of colors that I want to represent." Liao Jichun's professional career began in 1927 after he graduated from Tokyo Fine Arts School and accepted the employment to teach at Tainan Presbyterian Church Middle School upon return. As a predominant member of the first-generation of Taiwan oil painters, Liao Jichun, like his contemporaries, was nurtured by the major Western art movements prevailing from the turn of the twentieth century, such as the Impressionism, Post-impressionism, Fauvism, and Abstractionism. Liao Jichun's indispensable contribution to the development of modern painting in Taiwan, lies in his mastery of colors, which appears to be heavy, bulky, and at the same time, light and bright. No matter how contradictory it sounds to put all the primary colors together, on Liao's canvas, they are in no way in conflict with each other, harmony is what dominates the canvas. It is safe to say that it is his innate sensitiveness towards color, the unique tropical sceneries of Tainan, and his consistent sedulity eventually laurelled Liao Jichun with the title of ¡§magician of colors'. In his half-century-long pursuit of perfection, Liao Jichun underwent three facets in styles. From the loyal advocate of Impressionism, post Impressionism at the beginning, whose concern was "to deform and exaggerate the subject depicted in compliance with its aesthetic value, so that the painting would appear rich and substantial in content", to the practice of Abstractionism and Expressionism in his mid-career, to the maturity of his style based on Fauvism since his sixtieth. Liao Jichun is a painter who has made great efforts to progress with time. By the 1960, the painter indulged himself fully in Fauvism. The free and bold adoption of primary colors such as red, yellow, blue, and green, most likely derived from the subtle influence of Umehara Ryuzaburo (1888-1986), whom Liao accompanied several times to Tainan to sketch from 1935 to 1936 during his visit to Taiwan as the judge of the Japanese-run Imperial Art Exhibition.Talking about Liao's art, the year 1962 is a must mention, a year that played a crucial role in Liao's artistic endeavor. In May of 1962, Liao was invited by the State Department of the United States to visit its museums, galleries, universities, as well as to meet artists and critics. After returning from the four-month stay in the States followed by a trip to Europe, Liao Jichun's style was remarkably changed. Like Marc Chaqall (1887-1985) once said, that his coming to Paris is not to learning painting, but to receive stimulations. So did the trip mean to Liao. At the age of sixty, Liao finally broke through the boundaries between various forms of paintings, "it doesn't matter whether it¡¦s abstract or representational, the most important issue is what there is to be expressed. The form of a painting is merely a medium to convey the mentality of the artist." From 1960 to 1962, Liao painted four works entitled Tainan Confucius Temple (pls. 1, 2), the piece in our sale was painted in exactly the year of 1962 during his stay in Chicago, and it is the largest in size among the four. The Tainan Confucius Temple, first built in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), is the most ancient and most historically significant Confucius Temple on the island. It was once used as the provincial school of Taiwan, a stele inscribed The No.1 School of Taiwan still remains. Architecturally speaking, Tainan Confucius Temple stands out for its simple, elegant shape mingled with local architectural features. The ancient banyan tree in the courtyard is absolutely a plus to the historical site. Liao's passionate and unrestrained deployment of the primary blue, yellow, green, and red, bulky and heavy, yet, bright and light, vividly illustrated the natural beauty of southern Taiwan, where Liao had homed for more than three decades.

        Sotheby's
      • LIAO JICHUN 1902-1976
        Oct. 24, 2005

        LIAO JICHUN 1902-1976

        Est: $400,000 - $600,000

        GUAN YI MOUNTAIN measurements note 24 by 33.5 cm. 9 1/2 by 13 1/4 in. Signed Jichun. The reverse, signed again, entitled with a dedication, and dated 1960, oil on canvas, framed

        Sotheby's
      • LIAO JICHUN 1902-1976
        Oct. 24, 2005

        LIAO JICHUN 1902-1976

        Est: $1,000,000 - $1,500,000

        TAIWAN SCIENCE EDUCATION CENTER measurements note 45.8 by 53 cm. 17 5/8 by 20 7/8 in. Signed Jichun, and C.C.LIAO. The reverse, signed again, entitled, and dated 1970 oil on canvas, framed PROVENANCE Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner

        Sotheby's
      • LIAO, JICHUN, 1902-1976
        Oct. 31, 2004

        LIAO, JICHUN, 1902-1976

        Est: $2,000,000 - $2,500,000

        Abstract Landscape signed and dated "Jichun; C.C. Liao; 194.6" in Pinyin & Chinese (lower left) oil on cavas 60.5 x 73 cm. (23 7/8 x 28 3/4 in.) Painted in June 1974

        Christie's
      • LIAO JICHUN
        Oct. 14, 2001

        LIAO JICHUN

        Est: $145,000 - $174,000

        (LIAO CHI-CHUN, 1902-1976) Harbor oil on canvas 45.5 x 33 cm. (17 1/4 x 12 3/8 in.) Painted in 1974 With photo certificate from the artist family accompanies this painting LITERATURE Respectable Art Center, The precursory artists' masterpieces of Taiwan III, Taipei, Taiwan, December, 2000, p. 58 (illustrated).

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