Pham Do Dong is born in Hanoi in 1940.
He graduates from the Fine Arts Academy of Hanoi in 1968.
The two paintings realized in the framework of the H&S contest show the range of his talent.
The painting called “In the garden”could almost be the work of a draftsman; it is an academic exercise showing two perfect “classical type” bodies. In the other painting called “Far away love” the artist is representing a walking woman, sad and lost, in an explosion of colours. It is a new beginning for him, like the H&S contest itself, an open door to new discoveries.
After 1997, the artist continued to drive around a work imbued with images of war discreetly scattered here and there or just mentioned, but this image of soldier-painter will remain its main feature.
Gallery of Pham Do Dong
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