Les Barques
oil on canvas
24'' x 29''
Le Ba Dang

Le Ba Dang was born in Quang Tri, Vietnam in 1921.  The young artist received his early art education in his hometown and in Hue.  He was selected by the French government to further his studies in Paris, a common practice for promising young artists at that time.

Le Ba Dang continued his studies at the Ecole des Beaux Arts de Toulouse from 1939 to 1940.  He resided in Paris during the Second World War and remained there after the war, along with a group of other talented Vietnamese artists.  This group, including Le Ba Dang, became highly recognized for their unique and contemporary Western Impressionism.

The Left Bank Gallery, Paris, featured his first exhibit in 1950.  A prolific painter, he has exhibited his art extensively on an international scale.  His work can be found in many public collections, including Loo Coll in Tokyo, Japan, and the Phoenix Art Museum in Arizona.