Silk painting by famous Vietnamese artist: Nguyen Phan Chanh

The Importance of the Fine Arts College of Indochina and Vietnamese painting (1925-1945)

Vietnamese art reflects a mixture of influences from China and from the French during the colonial periods.  In 1925, the Fine Arts College of Indochina, or Ecole des Beaux-Art de l’Indochine, was established by a French artist Victor Tardier in Hanoi, Vietnam. Victor Tardier himself served as the school’s first director. The school taught French style art education for the[…]

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