(1906 - 1980)
Mai Thu was active/lived in Viet Nam, France. Mai Thu is known for figure, portrait, still life, genre painting.
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
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