(b. 1920): One of the first abstract painters of Viet Nam since
the early 50s. Trained at the Indochina School of Fine Arts in the same
class with Nguyen Sang and Bui Xuan Phai. Also an accomplished writer,
he worked in the South Viet Nam Armed Forces.
Den (1918-1988): Self-taught oil painter, later had art training
in France. Was instructor at Gia Dinh School of Fine Arts in the 60s
and 70s. Van Den's paintings show strong influence of impressionism
with generous use of dark and warm colors. His popular subjects are
the scenery and people of the countryside.
Tuan (b. 1918): Self-taught oil painter. One of the earliest established
and respected artists of the South. Thai Tuan's painting style is simple
with sparse use of colors and details.
Young Artist Association
(b. 1939): Instructor at the Hue Fine Arts School from 1967 to 1968.
He applied himself to paintings of small dimensions with the same quest and hardness. Trinh Cong Son, his close friend said "Before the canvas he remain ever a child, the little prince in Cuong was preparing his return to excursions on hills and towns of the past".
Cung (b. 1939): most noted for his abstract and surrealistic works.
Trung (b. 1940) one of today's most prolific artists of abstract
Em's (b. 1942) painting style is realistic with photographic-like
use of light and shadow. His still subjects are inward-looking and melancholic
in the tradition and style of the Orients.
Thu (b. 1940)
Phuoc (b. 1943)