Tran Tung Tin

Tran Trung Tin

Paintings and Poems from Vietnam

  1. Sherry Buchanan
  • ISBN 9780953783908
  • 29.90 x 23.80 cm
  • Hardback
  • 192pp
  • Illustrated in colour and black and white throughout
  • First published 2002
  • Distributed on behalf of Asia Ink

Tran Trung Tin painted in Hanoi during the 1960s and 70s, conveying the experience of the Vietnamese at war and the essence of human emotion in his images

When he was 12, he joined the Resistance against the French who occupied Vietnam, devoting his youth to freeing his country only to be disappointed by the repression and misery that followed. Living in Hanoi during the Vietnam War, forbidden to express himself in words, he turned to painting to communicate the contradictions of his time.