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R. Siva Kumar

Indian sculptor and painter . The example of rural craftsmen inspired him to paint curtains for village theatre and posters for the nationalist demonstrations before he was taken in 1925 to the art college at Santiniketan in West Bengal by the nationalist leader, publisher and patron Ramananda Chatterjee (...


Vietnamese, 20th century, male.

Born 1940, in Hanoi.

Painter (gouache), watercolourist, pastellist, poster artist. History painting, genre scenes.

Do Manh Cuong studied at the school of fine arts in Hanoi, graduating in 1971. He paints in gouache on silk and paper. A war painter, he has used gauze bandages meant for the injured as support for his pictures. His works include ...


Nadia Tscherny

English painter. He first attended classes at William Shipley’s Academy in the Strand, London, and from 1758 to 1765 was apprenticed to Richard Wilson (about whom he published a short biographical essay in 1790). Hodges followed Wilson’s classical landscape style periodically throughout his career, but, particularly during his travels, he also occasionally abandoned it in favour of freer handling, bolder juxtapositions of colour and a more empirical response to the natural world....


Sheila R. Canby

Persian illustrator and painter. According to the contemporary chronicler Dust Muhammad, Mir Musavvir and Aqa Mirak were two matchless sayyids in service to the Safavid royal library who did wall paintings for the palace of Prince Sam Mirza and illustrations for royal manuscripts of Firdawsi’s ...


Vietnamese, 20th century, male.

Born 1945.

Painter, watercolourist, pastellist, draughtsman, poster artist. Historical subjects, figures, scenes with figures, genre scenes.

A war painter, Phan Mai Truc’s output constitutes a precious historical document of the period from the Tet Mau Than offensive in 1968 to the reunification of Vietnam in ...


Filipino, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1953, in Roxas City, Philippines.

Painter, assemblage artist, graphic designer. Religious, socio-political themes, historical subjects, objects.

Black Artists of Asia.

Norberto Roldan studied at the University of Santo Tomas, majoring in visual communication. He also took graduate courses in art studies at the University of the Philippines. In ...