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‘Pioneer’ octogenarian Vietnamese artist gets first solo exhibit

‘Pioneer’ octogenarian Vietnamese artist gets first solo exhibit

89-year-old Vietnamese artist Mong Bich has been lauded overseas for her work, but has been largely overlooked in her home country.

HANOI: Aged almost 90, Vietnamese artist Mong Bich picks a spot on the tiled floor of her favourite room, checks the light and sits down to paint.

A “pioneer” who has inspired generations of women artists in Vietnam, Bich has won plaudits overseas and she has a watercolour in the British Museum’s collection.

But for years she has been overlooked in her home country — and has…

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