Phan Cam Thuong
Phan Cam Thuong (1957), first studied and since many years teaches Art History at the Academy of Fine Arts in Hanoi; exhibited among others in New York, Vermont, France, Singapore and Hong Kong; lives in the Buddhist But Tap Pagoda (14th century) on which he wrote an art historic study, one among many other art historic books. Except from making wood block prints he is a painter and a calligrapher. During the war he lived like many of his contemporaries at the countryside. The old folk art and the village life inspire him until today: his woodblock prints show a dance, a funeral, a procession and all kind off Buddhist rituals. Since the revival of Buddhist religion in the early nineties many artists like Thuong are inspired by it.