Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Nguyen Phan Chanh

[Vietnam] (b 1892/d 1984)

Nguyen Phan Chanh was born on 21st July 1892 in Trung Tiet in the Ha Thinh Province at the centre of Vietnam and was educated by his father, a Confucian scholar. When his father passed away when he was 7, he helped his mother selling his drawings in the markets as well as drawing from photos presented to him. Later on, he taught Chinese writing and in 1922, he entered the Hue Pedagogy School. He graduated in 1923 and started teaching in Dong Ba Primary School in Hue, Central Vietnam. He was the only candidate from the central region of Vietnam to be admitted in the first batch of students at the Indochina Fine Art School. (..). At the same time, encouraged by Victor Tardieu and Nam Son, he developed an interest in silk painting. (..) After 1933, failing to be appointed a teacher at the Hanoi Academy of Fine Art, Nguyen Phan Chanh returned to his native province. He started promoting his work and chose to exhibit at the Hanoi Real Estate Bank as well as in the SADEAI (Socit Annamite d'encouragement l'art et l'industrie ) where some of the early French collectors were able to acquire his works. (..)  In 1945, Nguyen Phan Chnh became an executive member of Ha Tinh province Association for Salvation of National Culture and was also involved in the war of independence, painting propaganda and campaigning posters. (..) In 1955, he was invited to lecture in the Hanoi Academy of Fine Art. .  Nguyen posthumously received the highest award by the Vietnam Socialist Republic: the Ho Chi Minh prize for Literature and Art. 


Indo-China 1931/1941 "Various Designs" (34,4,1) [Die engraver (Hourriez)][Photo (Helio Vaugirard,Paris)] Sc(158,...,166)

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