MAI TRUNG THU (VIETNAMESE-FRENCH 1906-1980)
Jeune fille se coiffant, 1966
ink and gouache on silk in the original frame
24.5 x 19 cm (9 6/8 x 7 1/2 in.)
signed MAI THU and dated in Chinese lower right
Acquired directly from the artist in Paris in the 1960s
Along with Vu Cao Dam and Le Pho, Mai Trung Thu is one of the pillars of Vietnamese modernism of the 20th Century. Born in An Durong, Thu was one of the graduates of the first entering class of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts de l`Indochine in Hanoi. Like Vu Cao Dam and Le Pho, Thu emigrated to Paris in 1937, where he would develop a successful art career.