Quan Tho

Quan Tho

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QUAN THO

(1951)

1951               Born in Dalat, Vietnam. During childhood, taught by a French Pastor in drawing Fine Arts and painting

1972               Arrived in SaiGon

1979               Graduated from Fine Arts School of Sai Gon

1975 – 1990    Worked in open air, in the nature, made discoveries and success in the landscapes

1982 – 1986    Attended evening classes, in order to consult about people, complete totally for composing

Individual exhibitions

1987            Individual exhibition

1988            Individual exhibition

1992            Individual exhibition in Saigon Tourist

12/1992       Individual exhibition in Taiwan

1994            Individual exhibition in Taipei (Taiwan). Invited and sponsored by the Taiwanian Gallery in October 1994

Group exhibitions

1972         Exhibition together with La San Adran priest in Dalat

1985         Exhibition young group (HCMC)

1986         Exhibition with painter Thuan Ho

1989        Exhibition with Water Colour Group District 5

1990        Exhibition in Hoi An & HCM City

1991        Exhibition together with different painters at Fine Arts Association of Ho Chi Minh

1993        Exhibition in London

1994 – 1996   Exhibition in the United States of American and the United Kingdom

1996        Exhibition in Switzerland

1997        Exhibition in Manila, Philippine

1991 – 1996    over 700 paintings have been sold to different collectors and to Galleries of Holland, France, Germany, England, Switzerland, Singapore, South Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, Hongkong, America, Spain, Japan, Australia and different diplomatic delegations of France present in Vietnam.

The robust impressionist paintings of Quan Tho blossomed out of an extremely happy and motivated childhood. The Doi Mai Anh Domaine de Marie where he was raised as an orphan gave him his first impetus in creative painting. Soon the gardening the convent was his studio. The beautiful billy setting of Dalat with its lake and mountain, its pines and rugged landscapes, its own energetic pace of life endlessly titillated his imagination.

1975-1990 was Quan Tho’s he most prolific period in his whole artistic career to date. He worked relentlessly painting nature in general and the landscape in particular. Working on the spot, he made wide ranging discoveries related to his visual experiences as well as to the painting techniques. His mainstream style of painting – characterized by his in depth investigation of the visual phenomenon in nature, a paroling approach and resulting raw power emerged.

In 1993 Quan Tho (by now based in Sai Gon) surprised his art patrons and friends with a new series of paintings with an unexpected subject matter and techniques. Surrealist in style, the paintings depicted his personal crisis, agony, and eventually his reflections on the fate evil and dilemma of life. The series possesses imaginative power and commanding technical execution.

Nguyen Binh Khiem Street – Oil on canvas – 90×110 cm (#QTho14)

Price: USD 2,500

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Nguyen Binh Khiem Street – Oil on canvas – 90×110 cm (#QTho14)

Price: USD 2,500

Landscape – Oil on canvas – 100×120 cm (#QTho13)

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Flowers – Oil on canvas – 90×110 cm (#QTho12)

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Le Thanh Ton Street – Oil on canvas – 110 x 125 cm (#QTho11)

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Load of flower – Oil on canvas – 80 x 85 cm (#QTho10)

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Yellow lotus – Oil on canvas – 100×100 cm (#QTho09)

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Trung Truc street – oil on canvas – 100×100 cm (#QTho08)

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The age of eighteen – Oil on canvas – 75×85 cm (#Qtho07)

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Green trees – oil on canvas – 90×110 cm (#Qtho06)

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Still life – oil on canvas – 80×80 cm (#Qtho05)

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Dien Bien Phu street – Oil on canvas – 75×85 cm (#QTho04)

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Lotus pond – Oil on canvas – 100×100 cm (#QTho03)

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Flowers Market – Oil on canvas – 100×100 cm (#QTho02)

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Dong Khoi Street – Oil on canvas – 100×100 cm (#QTho01)

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