Le Pho (Vietnam 1907-2001)2


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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.
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  • Le Pho (Vietnam 1907-2001)2

    1. 1. Le Pho is an important Vietnamese artist along with Vu Cao Dam.  Born in 1902 son of Le Hoan, a senior mandarin, Le Pho received a comprehensive education, including training in brush training.  At the age of 18 Le Pho went on to study at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts of Hanoi for five years.  Afterwards for two years he then studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. After completing his education, Le Pho returned to Vietnam to teach at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts for four years.  Then in 1937 he returned to Paris as a delegate in the International Exposition there.  He also served as a member of the jury of this exposition. During the thirties and forties, Le Pho travelled extensively in Europe and Asia.  At this time Le Pho painted with long, thin brushes of watercolor on silk.  His subjects, including birds, bamboo, and lotus flowers were traditionally Asian.  His work was clearly influenced by Pierre Bonnard and Odilon Redon. For the rest of his career Le Pho was a notable artist, represented in many exhibitions and shows throughout Europe and the United States. Le Pho died in 2001.  His works are in the permanent collections of Museum d’Art Moderne in Paris, the Vietnam Museum of Modern Art, and the Oklahoma Art Center.
    2. 2. JeunefilleaubouquetdeFleurs(YoungWomanwithBouquetofFlowers JeuneFilleAuxFleurs
    3. 3. FemmeAuPerroquet(LadyWithParrot)
    4. 4. Nostalgie
    5. 5. LeRideauMauve(ThePurpleCurtain) Seatedlady
    6. 6. PortraitDeJeuneFemme Womanwithapeach1940
    7. 7. Ladycombingherhair
    8. 8. The Lady With The Green Scarf Harmony in Green The Two Sisters, 1938, oil on silk, 54 x 45 cm, Collection of National Gallery of Singapore
    9. 9. Inthegarden Tea in the Garden (96cm x 130cm)
    10. 10. Still life with poppies
    11. 11. Le Pho (1907-2001) Le Jardin Flori (114 cm x 146 cm) Danslesvignes(Withinthevines)
    12. 12. La Cueillette (Fruit picking) L'ete (Summertime) (98cm x 131cm)
    13. 13. Twowomeninthegarden Surlaterrasse(Attheterrace)
    14. 14. Al’approcheduTet Youngladywithflowers
    15. 15. SeatedLady Anémones
    16. 16. Maternité Maternité
    17. 17. Maternité (Maternity)
    18. 18. Maternité (Maternity)
    19. 19. Motherhood
    20. 20. Viergeàl‘Enfant
    21. 21. Viergeàl‘Enfant Viergeàl‘Enfant
    22. 22. Mother
    23. 23. Maternité(Maternity) Maternité (Maternity) Mother and her three children
    24. 24. Maternité (Maternity) Jeune Fille dans le Jardin
    25. 25. Young mother breastfeeding her Child Maternité(Maternity)
    26. 26. Le Repos (Resting) In the Garden
    27. 27. Treeladiesinagarden BouquetDeFleurs(BouquetofFlower)
    28. 28. La Chaton A seated woman reading letter in the garden
    29. 29. Jeune Fille en Blanc (Young Girl in White) Amaryllis
    30. 30. Jeune Fille en Blanc (Young Girl in White)
    31. 31. Reading
    32. 32. Younggirlpickingflowers
    33. 33. Woman by the table Chinese vase
    34. 34. Composition De Fleurs
    35. 35. Mother and child in the garden Plate of fruits The et Sympathie
    36. 36. Making up Standing Nude
    37. 37. LadybyaFloralTrellis Femme au balcon (Woman on the balcony)
    38. 38. Les lavandieres
    39. 39. Les éternités (Eternities)
    40. 40. Still life
    41. 41. Portrait of a Vietnamese Boy les Arums
    42. 42. The three bathers Thanh nhàn, 1943
    43. 43. Lacueillettedeslotus Lacueillettedessimples
    44. 44. Yellow Tulips and Ranunculus
    45. 45. Inthegarden les Arums
    46. 46. Ladyinredwithscarfaroundherhair
    47. 47. Sound: ◊Van Mieu - Flute melody over the terrace field ◊Gio Mua Thu, dieu Ly Giao Duyen Text and pictures: Internet Copyright: All the images belong to their authors Presentation: Sanda Foişoreanu https://plus.google.com/+SandaMichaela 2012