by one of Vietnam's National Treasures
Nguyen Van Giao 1916 – 1996
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Discover Van Giao and his journey when he chose a paintbrush as his weapon
The paintings disclose and hide the sufferings well. Van Giao´s water colors of green and brown reflect the war time years, while his use of red, orange and yellow watercolors, the revolutionary times. Van Giao strokes you into this rare collection of 91 gouache paintings to the Avant-guarde cultural realm of ‘Vietnam People and Landscapes’ and why he is one of Vietnam’s National Treasures.
All paintings are in chronological order, original, dated and signed by the honored Vietnamese artist, Nguyen Van Giao. Titles and descriptions by
Summary by Patricia R Clare »
Owner ‘Vietnam People and Landscapes’ Collection
President of VGArtnam.
Nguyen Van Giao, a ‘National Treasure’ of Vietnam, painted the history of Vietnam.
The historic collection of 91 gouache paintings dates from the period 1946 through 1990.
The paintings portray the French-Japanese occupation, the North-South Division War, and the American-Vietnam War periods, as well as the peaceful moments of Vietnam’s landscapes and people. The collection embodies significant educational value and fosters a broader sense of international understanding and goodwill.
There were several overseas exhibitions of Nguyen Van Giao’s paintings prior to 1945 -India, Burma, Russia, Yugoslavia, Malaysia and Japan.
Several of Van Giao’s paintings were acquired by embassies. The collection is the largest single body of art works/paintings, by one artist, to ever
The historic collection of 91 gouache paintings, titles and descriptions were described by
Van Giao and transcribed from audio tapes. Recorded during interviews by Patricia Clare.
The honored and distinguished artist, Nguyen Van Giao,
was perhaps the most important painter of Ho Chi Minh,
the landscapes and the people of Vietnam.
AUTOBIOGRAPHY by NGUYEN VAN GIAO. »
Originally written in Vietnamese February 24, 1991 at 15:00 hours
Translation by Stella Nhung Davis, Notary Public, Vancouver, Canada September 1994
ESSAY by NORA TAYLOR »
Curatorial essay prepared by Nora Taylor, PhD, Cornell University and Alsdorf Professor of South and Southeast Asian Art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. SAIC
VAN GIAO'S EMBLEM & WOOD CHOP
Van Giao's initials VG displayed with wings soaring upwards carrying the artist's pallet that symbolizes higher learning of fine art.
The people would say, "Van Giao has launched a rocket into the sky that colors down to the earth."
You are one of few people, in the world,
to be invited to view the collection
‘Vietnam People and Landscapes’.
Should there be an interest to procure the collection,
you may contact me through the form provided.
Patricia R Clare
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