Vietnamese-French artist’s works to be on display in Hanoi

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"Memory of Spring 1999" is among Nguyen Cam's paintings which will go on display in Hanoi for one month starting December 13.

 
An exhibition featuring the paintings of veteran Vietnamese-French artist Nguyen Cam will open in Hanoi on December 13.
Born in the northern city of Hai Phong in 1944, Cam left Vietnam ten years later. He lived with his family for 15 years in Laos where he opened a gallery and had some local repute as an artist of talent and passion.
Fueled with ambition and dreams, Cam moved to Paris to enroll in the Ecole des Beaux Arts to verify perhaps to himself alone that he was in truth a “real artist.”
In 1994, the Vietnamese government invited Cam to come back to exhibit and to teach at national fine art universities.
For the last 20 years, Cam has been coming to Vietnam to paint, exhibit and to visit his friends and family, restoring ties to his homeland and memory.
His current works show a man at peace in the world with a renewed energy to express the majesty of life with all its joys and sorrows.
Cam is a close friend of Art Vietnam Gallerist Suzanne Lecht, an American who came to Vietnam in 1994. She has held several solo exhibitions of Cam in Vietnam and abroad.
Their deep friendship has been forged over the years, bound by the appreciation of the beauty and the power of art to transform and to reconcile with history.
The exhibition will run until January 13 at the Art Vietnam Gallery, 24 Ly Quoc Su Street, Hanoi.

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