LƯƠNG XUÂN NHỊ (1913-2006)
Oil on canvas, signed lower right
46 x 65 cm - 18 1/8 x 25 5/8 in.
Born in Hanoi in 1914, Lương Xuân Nhị played a significant role in 20th-century Vietnamese arts. Modernity became a key feature of this work. He studied at the School of Fine Arts of Vietnam, where he obtained a diploma in 1937. He was a member of the Society for Encouragement of Art and industry, which rewarded him with several prizes. Together with To Ngoc Van, Tran Van Can, and Le Van De, he was also one of the founders of FARTA (Foyer de l’art annamite). From 1955 to 1981, Lương Xuân Nhị taught at the Fine Arts University of Indochina. compositions.
He exhibited in Vietnam as well as abroad, including in Paris, New York, and Tokyo. A member of various organizations, he regularly travelled within Europe. Recognized for his rural landscapes and paintings of women, he was particularly appreciated for his color palette as well as for his style’s delicate brushwork. He used intense, vibrant colors, which enriched his
In this rural landscape, one can see the influences of modern times and western techniques in this artist’s work. Lương Xuân Nhị played with light and colors. Radiant skies at the end of a day are reflected in the mineral riverbed. In the middle ground, silhouettes of laborers are depicted in unity with the landscape. Typical for his manner, Lương Xuân Nhị managed to depict a gentle, peaceful atmosphere.