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Le Pho (1907-2001) is an important Vietnamese artist along with Vu Cao Dam. Son of Le Hoan, a senior mandarin, Le Pho received a comprehensive education, including training in brush training. In 1932, he earned a scholarship to study at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Upon returning to Vietnam he taught at the Indochine School of Fine Arts in Hanoi. In 1937, he came back to Paris where he resided until the time of his death - one of four EBAI graduates who made a career in Paris, including Mai Trung Thứ, Vũ Cao Đàm and woman painter Lê Thị Lựu. He painted sceneries of Vietnam, still life with flowers, family settings and portraits. Vietnamese women, most often portrayed as elongated figures evoking the influence of surrealism, are a recurrent theme in his work.