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ID: 500089133
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500089133

 

Record Type: Person
Chow, Michael (English restaurateur and painter, born 1939, in China)

Note: Born in Shanghai, Chow is a naturalized British citizen, and active in the United States from the late 1970s. Businessman known for his Mr. Chow restaurant chain, the first opening in London, 1968. The Mr. Chow he opened in New York City was favored by artists in the 1980s. He trained as a painter at Central Saint Martins in London before embarking on his restaurant career. He resumed painting in 2012, and has exhibited at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh and elsewhere. He has worked on interior design projects for himself and others, including boutiques for Giorgio Armani, and has appeared as an actor in many feature films. He is a collector of furniture and contemporary art.

Names:
Chow, Michael (preferred,V,index)
Michael Chow (V,display)
Yīnghua, Zhou (V,Chinese (transliterated Pinyin),NA,U)

Nationalities:
British (modern) (preferred)
American
English
Chinese
Chinese-American

Roles:
interior designer (preferred)
artist
restaurateur / restauranter
businessman
painter
actor(s)
collector

Gender: male

Events:
active:   New York City (New York state, United States) (inhabited place)
active:   Beverly Hills (Los Angeles county, California, United States) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
worked with ....  Armani, Giorgio  
....................  (Italian fashion designer, born 1934) [500016277]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Chow, Michael (I)

Biographies:
(English restaurateur and painter, born 1939, in China) ..... [VP Preferred]
(American interior designer, New York City) ..... [AVERY]
(American interior designer, contemporary) ..... [AVERY]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
Chow, Michael ........ [AVERY Preferred]
............................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
............................  Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals (1963-)
Michael Chow ........ [VP]
..........................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Yīnghua, Zhou ........ [VP]
............................  Art News online (2005-)

Subject: ........ [AVERY, VP]
....................  Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals (1963-)
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  Interior Design 60/6 (1989)
....................  Interior design, 1989 Apr., v.60, no.6 206
 
Note:
English .......... [AVERY, VP]
.......... Art News online (2005-)
.......... Interior design, 1989 Apr., v.60, no.6 206
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