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ABOUT THE ARTIST
Born in Da Nang, Viet Nam in 1931, Le Cong Thanh grew up and worked in the north. Graduated from the Fine Art College To Ngoc Van (Session during Resistance, War 1955 - 1957) and Hanoi Fine Art Institute in 1962 and was a teacher at the Hanoi Fine Art University from 1962 to 1968. The artist also taught at Hanoi Industry Designer University in 1963 and has close working relations with Tu Nghiem, Bui Xuan Phai and Nguyen Sang. He studied art in Russia from 1968 to 1970. He worked as a free sculptor in 1975, and has many solo and group exhibitions around the world. In 2001 he won two prestigious Award, the Vietnam State Award and the First Class Labor Order. His works are collected in Vietnam Fine Arts Museum. He also has many private collections in Vietnam, France, Italy, the US, Holland, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Singapore and Korea.View Profile »