Volang, (Vietnamese / French 1921-2005)
Landscape of an Irish Port, Oil painting
on canvas, signed LR "Volang",
also signed and inscribed on the back, "Un Port Irelandais,
Volang". Size of canvas: 21.5" x 26" in
original hand carved and gilt frame, size with frame : 30" x 34".
Volang, born in 1921, the second of his
father’s fourteen sons, studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts
Hanoi, and tought there for sometime. In 1946 he became a political
prisoner of the first Ho Chi Minh regime, but escaped to Hong Kong
where for three years he continued his work and study. In 1949 he moved
to Paris. Volang was a former Ambassador at Large during the Diem
regime. Volang won the “Grand Prix du Salon Unique
d’Indochine” in 1943 he went on to exhibit his work
the world, many of his works are in museums and distinguished private
collections around the world.