Portrait of Painter Nguyen Tu Nghiem
Full name: Nguyen Tu Nghiem
Born in 1922, Nam Dan, Nghe An Province
Artistic fields: Lacquer painting and oil painting
Graduated from the Indochina Fine Arts College
Prize: Ho Chi Minh Prize
Painter Nguyen Tu Nghiem (1922) was famous for lacquer paintings, oil paintings and pigments. He was one of 4 legendary artists Phai – Sang – Lien – Nghiem.
He was born in 1922 in Nam Trung commune, Nam Dan district, Nghe An province. His father was Nguyen Tu Tai who passed the same examination as Nguyen Sinh Sac. He was a graduate of class XV (1941 – 1946) of the Indochina Fine Arts College. In the third school year, he won the first prize for the oil painting The Guard of the Temple of Literature on the Salon Unique exhibition (1944), thereby making a strong impression on Vietnamese artists.
During the French Resistance, he taught at the Resistance School of Fine Arts in Viet Bac. From 1959 to 1960, he became a lecturer at the Hanoi University of Industrial Fine Arts.
Sword Lake Spring, lacquer painting, 1957.
1944: First prize for the artworks The Gate of Cane Village, Rural Landscape and The Guard of the Temple of Literature on the Salon Unique exhibition.
1948: First prize for the artwork The Phu Luu Guerillas on the National Resistance Fine Arts exhibition.
1957: Prize for the artwork The Calf on the National Fine Arts exhibition.
1975: Prize for the artwork Two Lacquer Plates on the Capital Fine Arts exhibition.
1985: Official Prize for the artwork The Ancient Dance I on the International exhibition of Real Fine Arts in Sofia (Bulgaria).
1987: Official Prize for the artwork The Ancient Dance II on the International exhibition in Hanoi.
1990: First prize for the artwork Saint Giong on the National Fine Arts exhibition.
1996: Ho Chi Minh prize in Literature and Arts (phase I).
Saint Giong, lacquer painting, 90 x 120,3 cm, 1990
The Guard of the Temple of Literature (first prize in Salon Unique in 1944).
The Gate of Mong Phu Village
Playing Chess under the Bamboo
Guard Station (1948)
The calf (1957)
Sword Lake Spring (1957)
Farmers Fight against Taxes (1960)
Saint Giong (1990)
Twelve Zodiac Animals
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