Art Brokerage: Chiu Tak Hak Chinese Artist: B. 1943. Chiu Tak Hak was born in 1943 in Canton, China. While his early paintings are abstract, today he is known for his realistic paintings of old Parisian buildings, that caputre stillness and solitude. He has resided in Paris, France since 1972 and has received numerous awards for his paintings. Chiu has held exhibitions of his work in Germany, Hong Kong, France and the United States and his popularity contines to grow today. Listings Wanted.