BUI XUAN PHAI (1920-1988)
Born in Hanoi. Was famous at home and abroad. Graduated from the Indochina
Fine Arts College, 15th entering class (1941-1946). Specialized in oil painting and
gouache. Was influenced by the Paris School of Painting. He greatly succeeded in finding
the beauty of old Hanoi and expressed it with dense, diverse and highly expressive
colours. Bui Xuan Phai portraits are strongly affecting. He was also an outstanding
illustrator. Began to paint streets and participated in the Tokyo Exhibition when he still
was a student of the Indochina Fine Arts College. Many of his paintings are in private
collections in Vietnam and in foreign countries.
Prize-winner at the National Fine Arts Exhibition, 1946.
Lecturer at the Fine Arts College of Vietnam, 1956 and 1957.
Prize-winner at the National Fine Arts Exhibition in 1980.
First individual show in Hanoi, 1984.
Three individual posthumous shows in 1989, 1990 and 1992.
Prize-winner for the illustration of the book He Cheo
(National Theatre's Clown) in Leipzig
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