Volang (Vietnamese French 1921-2005).
Oil on canvas
painting, signed LR "Volang", also titled on the back " La
Fontaine" in original parcel gilt frame. Size : 18.5" x 24", size with
frame : 26" x 31.5".
Jean Volang, born in 1921, the second of his father’s
fourteen sons, studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Hanoi, and taught
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 around the world, many of his
works are in museums and distinguished private collections around the