Nguyen Phan Chanh
The painter Nguyen Phan Chanh was born in Vietnam in 1892 to a literary family, his father being a Confucian scholar. He was one of the first students at the Indochina School of Fine Arts, along with Le Pho, Mai Thu and others. His works, mostly rural scenes, were influenced by traditional Chinese art (calligraphy, silk painting, etc.). He was apparently the originator of a completely new silk washing technique, which enabled him to lend a certain modernity to his works. His dense, robust compositions favour volumes and masses rather than anatomical details. His works from the period between 1930 and 1935 are among the most popular with collectors.
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