Sunday, February 1, 2015

Nhek Dim

[Cambodia] (b 1934/d 1978)

From childhood he showed a remarkable talent in drawing, and he loved to paint. He finished elementary school in 1949. Because of his obvious talent, his parents sent him to the School of Cambodian Arts (now the Department of Plastic Arts of the Royal University of Fine Arts) in Phnom Penh. There he studied "traditional painting" and graduated in 1954 when he started to work at the US Embassy in Phnom Penh. In 1957 he went for six months to the Philippines to draw and publish books. From 1963 to 1967 he resided in the United States to study cartoon film-making.  Later, former King of Cambodia Norodom Sihanouk asked him to make paintings to illustrate a book of songs written by the ex-King. Occasionally he drew satirical cartoons that were published in several magazines. He owned his own gallery where he exhibited his old paintings and water colors. Besides painting and drawing he was also the author of several novels, and composer of many songs. Nhek Dim died on December 16, 1978


Cambodia 1968 "20th Anniversary of World Health Organization" (2,2,2) [Engr (J. Miermont  3r)(C. Jumelet  7r)][Recess] Sc(191,192) [ image credit of StampWorld ]

Cambodia 1968 "Olympic Games , Mexico" (5,5,5) [Engr (C. Guilhaume 1r)(P. Forget 2r/7.5r)(Anon 3r)(N. Hanniquet 5r)][Recess] Sc(193,..,197) [ image credit of StampWorld ]

Cambodia 1970 "World Meteorological Day" (3,1) [Engr (J. Miermont)][Recess] Sc(234,...,236)

Cambodia 1971 "Racial Equality" (3,1) [Photo] Sc(249,...,251)

Cambodia 1972 ""2nd Anniversary of the Republic" (3,1) [Photo] Sc(306,...,308)

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