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In 1939, due to the appreciation of Mr. Pu’s talent, Mr. Chen Chen Po has arranged his eldest daughter to marry him. Before Mr. Chen passed away, he has left a will to Mr. Pu to request him to be responsible to take the best care of his entire family . He also reminded Mr. Pu to be humble to face all of the changes in this disturbing situation without overpowering other people and just concentrated on taking care of his wife, son and daughter. This reminder kept Mr. Pu away from the accidence and also made him concentrate on his own sculpture creation journey.

Chen Cheng-Po

(From February 2, 1895 to March 25, 1947) The famous painter who was selected in the seventh “Empire Art Exhibition” of Japan with “Chia Yi suburban” in 1926. This is first time that Taiwanese western painting was selected in the official Exhibition. After that, “Chia Yi suburban” was selected in the official and other Exhibition.

After the Feb 28 accident in 1947, he was on behalf of the committee of dealing with the Feb 28 accident and headed for Chia Yi to negotiate with Japanese. He was executing by shooting when he was 52 years old.

Except for the Chia Yi suburban”, the “The street in summer” was selected in the eighth “Empire Art Exhibition” of Japan. After that, his works was selected in the “Pagoda Tree Association Exhibition” , “Spring Sun Exhibition” , “Wind Exhibition”,  “Taiwan Exhibition”, ”Tai-yang Exhibition ”, “Government Exhibition” and so on. He organized the “Seven Star group”, “Red Sun Association”, “Tai-yang Art Exhibition” and so on. He make great contribution on the achievement of painting and promotion of Taiwanese art.

Mr. Chen Cheng-Po was trained strictly in the tradition college. Strict but plain composition. It’s exciting about the unique painting and bold coloring. This is so-called “Plain Painter in the College”. There are few figures and objects in his works. It’s unique that his style on scene is full of “Plain” character.

He talks bout his art philosophy in the “Point of Art” written in 1921: Be an artist, you have to expand your field and care for things tolerantly in your life. That’s because the perception of artist is too acute. If we don’t have more space to contain, what we feel will go wrong. It will make our spirit lose balance and the works to be nonsense.

Photo with Mr. Chen Chung-Huo’s status in 1942. The left are Mr. Chen Cheng-Bo and Mr. Pu Tien-Sheng. The right is Mr. Chen Chin-Ching who is the son of Mr. Chen Chung-Huo. Mr. Chen Cheng-Bo introduce Mr. Chen Chung-Huo’s status.

( the photos was provided by Mr. Pu’s family members )

Sunset in Danshuei / Mr. Chin Cheng-Po / 1935 / canvas , oil painting / 91.5*117cm
It is the greatest work ( worth 22 million dollars )

On March 25th,1947,before Chen Chen Po passed away, he has left his will to Mr. Pu Tien Sheng to express his own expectation and unbearableness to leave the earth.(the photo was provided by Mr.Pu's family)

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