(1906 - 1980)
Mai Thu was active/lived in Viet Nam, France. Mai Thu is known for figure, portrait, still life, genre painting.
Biography Mai Thu
Despite having lived in France for the majority of his life, Mai Thu
retained a strong sense of patriotism and devotion to the mores from his
homeland, finding delight in incorporating Vietnamese subject matter to
his art. This artist embodies a generation of progressive Vietnamese
artists that emerged during the 1930s, including Le Pho and Vu Cao Dam.
Seven years after graduating from the École des Beaux-Arts de
l'Indochine in Hanoi, Mai Thu moved to Paris where he began merging the
French Salon style with Vietnamese aesthetic traditions.
Also a film-maker and photographer, Mai Thu exposes his penchant for
these fields of art in his ambrosial yet theatrical work. Though he
seemingly depicts a si
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