Who is Aung Khin?
Aung Khin was born in 1921 and grew up in a small village of Central Myanmar. His father passed away when he was only four. He was sent to a monastic school when he was 6. In 1937, Aung Khin's brother, having noticed his artistic talent, sent him to Yangon to study art with U Ba Nyan.
At the time, U Ba Nyan was already famous for introducing Western techniques in Burmese painting after hist studies in England and an extensive tour of Europe.
In 1948, U Aung Khin married a Mandalay Girl who’s family owned a business in traditional embroidery. From then on, he never had to worry about getting a source of income and only focused on creating art. He participated in many group shows and had three solo shows in Mandalay and two solo shows in Yangon. He was the Secretary and President of the Mandalay’s artist Association for twelve years.
Aung Khin passed away in 1996.
About This Book
Based on an iconography never shown before, about 300 works in all medium, this book traces the artistic and intellectual itinerary of U Aung Khin, considered one of the greatest Burmese modern artists.
It also seeks to show the link with the contemporary art scene in Myanmar today and the influence that this painter had on the younger generation.
Expected release date: April 2020