(1901 - 1967)
Ngwe Gaing is known for landscape.
Biography Ngwe Gaing
Ngwe Gaing was Burma’s leading artist in the post-World War II period and a major figure of the Rangoon School, a group of artists celebrated for their skill in oil and opaque watercolours. He was a versatile and prolific painter who produced many works of exceptional quality in a variety of genres and mediums—prior to becoming a fully-fledged fine art painter, Ngwe Gaing was also a successful magazine and book-cover illustrator and a famous movie poster painter. In 1953, Ngwe Gaing was one of two fine art painters in history accorded the country’s highest honour for an artist, the Alinga Kyaw Swa. Today, he is considered to be one of the great masters of modern Burmese painting, with works held in the region’s leading art museums and othe
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