Le Pho (Vietnamese, 1907-2001)

Between 1925 and 1930, Le Pho studied at the School of Fine Arts in Indochina. He then obtained a scholarship which enabled him to study in France at the School of Fine Arts in Paris where he followed the instruction of professor and artist Victor Tardieu. Upon his return to Vietnam, he taught at the Higher School of Fine Arts in Indochina in Hanoi. In 1937, he abandoned his teaching post to return to Paris and pursue a career as a painter and artist. His work is divided into three very distinctive styles: his first period in Hanoi as well as his very first years in Paris. This period is characterized by the landscapes of his childhood imbued with a touch of nostalgia. His second period called the Romanet period, after the name of the French gallery owner who promoted his work in France. This period extends to the early 1960s. From 1963, he was spotted by the American gallery owner Findlay, who ordered a large number of oils on canvas and promoted them in the United States. The subjects of this third period are Vietnamese women posed in green colored landscapes. If you have a painting by the Vietnamese artist Le Pho, contact us for a complimentary evaluation, estimate and to speak about the possibility of the sale of your work


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