Chen Chi (1912 - 2005)
"The Asian influence in Chen Chi's work is always to be found in his persisent search for essential meaning. This, combined with his extraordinary mastery of brush and color, make him unique among artists."
- Pearl S. Buck, 1960
"Aquarelles de Chen Chi" - A Retrospective Exhibition
Commemorating the World Cultural Summit
Palace of Versailles, France
June 15 - July 7, 2000
The Elizabeth Wang Gallery was honored to organize the first-ever exhibition of a living Chinese artist at the Palace of Versailles in France, commemorating the First World Cultural Summit.
Chen Chi, an internationally renowned watercolorlist, developed a unique style which bridges Eastern sensibilities and Western techniques as well as historical and contemporary settings.
This event highlighted the Gallery’s mission to promote cultural exchanges around the world. Li Zhaoxing, Chinese Ambassador to the United States provided the following letter of support:
“Congratulation to the Elizabeth Wang Gallery and Chen Chi, our great artist, for your combined achievements in promoting global cultural exchange at such a high level.”
The Art Times reported in its special coverage of this historic event for the First World Cultural Summit at the Palace of Versailles.