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Martin Chiu was born and raised in Chiayi, Taiwan.  
He graduated from the National Taiwan Institute of
Arts (now the National Taiwan University of Arts).  As
a retired high school art teacher, after 36 years of
teaching, he owned a studio where he tutored
students who sought admission into art schools and
dental schools.  His expertise was in landscape
watercolor paintings and sculpturing.   He also
enjoyed doing portraits for pets and people.

Martin first found that he had talent in arts was when
he attended the agricultural school in the 1950s.  As
an animal lover, Martin Chiu had many dogs and
cats.  He spent most of his time painting, sketching
natural scenery, photography, sculpturing and
travelling.  He spoke Taiwanese, Mandarin and

He had two art exhibits in New York and joined
numerous art shows in Taiwan.  He won first place
for professional watercolor paintings in the 2004 -
2006 Camden County Senior Citizens Art Contest &
Exhibition in New Jersey.  His paintings are in many
fine art collectors in Asia, Europe and North America.

His most memorable moments included being invited
three times, at the request of Taiwan’s former
President Chiang Kai-shek to be the sole decorator
for the President's church for Christmas from 1970 -
1972.  He lived in New York from 1984 - 1986, in
pursuit of art inspiration and creating more artwork.

Martin Chiu  
(1940 ~ 2012)

Martin and His Piglet: A Tale of a
Boy's Inspiration to Art

A bilingual book illustrated by
Martin Chiu
Recent Awards

First Place
Professional watercolor painting
Camden County Senior Citizens Art Contest &
Exhibition in New Jersey
2004 - 2006

2nd Place
Professional watercolor painting
40th New Jersey Senior Art Show