Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Mai, Trung Thu vietnamese painter

Mai, Trung Thu 1906-1980

Trung Thu Mai was born in Kien An, Vietnam. He was among the first class at the Ecole des Beaux Arts de l’Indochine. He studied under Victor Tardieu with fellow Vietnamese painters Pho Le and Vu Cao Dam. He went on to teach at the Hue before heading to Paris to work. His work was exhibited at the International Exhibition in France in 1937. Trung Thu Mai was also a member of the Salon des Independants and the Salon d’Automne, Paris. Eventually, he moved to Macon, France where he continued to work. His paintings can be found decorating one of the chapels of the church of St. Pierre, there. In 1942 the governor of Algeria invited him to exhibit at the Galerie Ramanes, Algiers.

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