Le Pho (b. Vietnam, 1907 - France, 2001)
Born into a family of distinguished Mandarins, he was admitted to the Ecole des Beaux Arts de Iâ Indochine founded by Victor Tardieu. In 1931, he became an assistant to Tardieu. After traveling to China in 1934 where he perfected his knowledge of classical painting, he undertook the commission for the Imperial Palace of Hue.
In 1937, he returned to Paris to take up the position of artistic director of the Indonesian section at the 1937 International exhibition and settled down to live in Paris ever since.