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Mai Thu

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

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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  ...  Displaying 750 of 1270 characters.



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About  Mai Thu

Born:  1906 - Vietnam
Died:   1980 - France
Known for:  figure, portrait, still life, genre painting