The painted the ‘Mona Lisa of the East’
Since listening to his teacher Lin Fengmian describing his student days in Paris, Chu had wanted to study in the French capital. In 1955, after several years as a successful artist, he got his wish. He did not take long to make his mark: in 1956, Chu was awarded the silver medal in the Spring Salon for a painting of his wife, Tang Teh-Chun. The picture was nicknamed the ‘Mona Lisa of the East’.