Le Roux Smith Le Roux
Oil on canvas
Le Pho (1907-2001, Vietnamese) "Bouquet Champêtre" Oil on canvas Signed lower right: Le Pho, titled on the stretcher 18" H x 11" W Notes: Born in Vietnam, Le Pho lived and worked between Paris and Hanoi, moving back and forth several times to teach fine art and pursue his painting practice. Such internationalism came to inform Pho's distinct aesthetic: a subtle blend of Asian influences and European forms. This Impressionistic still life recalls earlier examples of the genre in the history of western art. Likewise, the work also draws upon the bushiness, delicacy and linear quality found in eastern ink wash paintings celebrating nature. Colorful, soft and appealing, the work typifies Le Pho's oeuvre.