Nguyen Sangartist's profile
(1923 - 1988)
Now, looking back into the whole of Vietnamese modern paintings, through all ups and downs of things, one can reaffirm that Nguyen Sang always remains one of the most solid and most respectable names. His talent found powerful expression in various fields of painting (media, subjects). His pictorial gesture was energetic and eloquent. It did not care for petty carefree feelings, but directly conversed with earful and ruthless life. Therefore, Nguyen Sang’s artistic mood was one of checking and fighting in face of intransigent questions posed by society and men.
He was always fixedly staring, scrutinizing (Self-portrait, 1956; Portrait of Painter Duong Bich Lien, 1964…). His two favorites media were pumice lacquer and oil, and he was superbly successful in both. Nguyen Sang’s conviction and love for art are boundless. His influence on the young generation who adore him is immense.
Born in 1923 in Tien Giang Province and died in 1988 in Ho Chi Minh City.
Graduate of the 1940-1945 class of the Ecole Superieure des Beaux-Arts de l’Indochine.
Awarded the Ho Chi Minh Prize for Literature and Arts in 1996.