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Le Pho (1907 - 2001) "La Cueillette Des Lotus"

lot 0040
Estimate $6,000 - $8,000Sep 15
Lot 0040
Le Pho (France, United States, Viet Nam, 1907 - 2001) "La Cueillette Des Lotus" exhibited painting. Provenance: Galerie Romanet, Paris. Collection of Pierre Le Tan (Son of Le Pho), Paris. Gouache on silk laid on cardboard. Signed lower right. Gallery/exhibition labels verso. Le Pho first studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts de l'Indochine in Hanoi for five years from 1925 to 1930, and then at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris during the following two years. In 1933 on his return to Hanoi, he was appointed professor in the Hanoi Ecole des Beaux-Arts, a post that he held from 1933 to 1936. This is where he developed his signature style and subjects: delicate paintings of elegant Vietnamese women mixed with floral still-lives. Le Pho's professorship in Hanoi came to an end when he was sent back to Paris in 1937 as a delegate to the International Exposition in Paris and served also as a member of the jury of this Exposition. Since that time Le Pho stayed in France. He had his first one-man show in 1938. Also he served as artistic advisor to the Embassy of Viet Nam in Paris and was a prizewinner in the International Exhibition of Beaux-Arts of Saigon. Throughout his life, he had several exhibitions in Paris, New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Buenos-Aires. He participated in shows annually at the Salon d'Automne and the Salon des Independants in Paris. The Museum of Modern Art in Paris is one of the museums holding his work.
Sight Size: 10.25 x 6 in.
Overall Size: 17 x 13 in.

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