Birthdate and Native City

Le Quoc Loc, a renowned artist, was born on October 20, 1918, in the charming Hung Yen province. His native city was Tieu Quan Village, Phung Hung Commune, Khoai Chau District.

Notable Achievements and Awards

Le Quoc Loc’s contributions were widely recognized through numerous awards and honors. He received the Endurance Medal, Second Class, and the First Class Medal of Resistance Against America for National Salvation. Additionally, he was awarded the Medal for the cause of Vietnamese letters and arts, and the Medal for the cause of Fine Arts of Vietnam. Le Quoc Loc’s artistic prowess was also acknowledged with prestigious prizes, including the Second Prize at the 1951 Painting Exhibition and multiple awards at the National Exhibition of Fine Arts.

The Journey of Le Quoc Loc

Le Quoc Loc embarked on his artistic journey at the Indochina School of Fine Arts, majoring in Lacquer Painting from 1937 to 1942. Fueled by his revolutionary spirit, he actively participated in the Viet Minh movement before the August Revolution of 1945. After the revolution, he played a crucial role in the Northern Propaganda Department from 1945 to 1946. Following that, Le Quoc Loc assumed responsibility for the Painting department at the Inter-Region Propaganda Department III from 1947 to 1954. Joining the Vietnam Fine Arts Association in 1957, he continued to contribute to the field. During the period from 1955 to 1959, Le Quoc Loc worked at the Vietnam Arts Association Workshop, showcasing his talent. Later, in 1959, he became the director of the Hanoi Industrial Fine Arts University. Until 1978, Le Quoc Loc devoted himself to the Vietnam Fine Arts Association, serving as a member of the Executive Committee and a permanent member of the Association of the Arts period I. With his expertise in Decoration period II (1983 – 1989), he also contributed to the Arts Council of the Vietnam Folk Arts Association.

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Appreciation of Artistic Masterpieces

Le Quoc Loc’s artistic oeuvre never fails to impress, reflecting his immense talent. His works primarily revolve around themes of resistance and revolution. As an artist specializing in lacquer painting, he skillfully combines traditional techniques with innovative approaches. Le Quoc Loc’s unique compositions breathe life into his artwork, captivating viewers with their originality. He boasts extensive knowledge of traditional craftsmanship, which played a pivotal role in the development of the industrial arts industry in Vietnam.

Legacy and Recognition

During his career, Le Quoc Loc received numerous accolades that showcased his exceptional talent. The Communist Party of Vietnam and the State of Vietnam honored him with the Resistance Medal, both the 2nd and 1st classes, in recognition of his contributions to the fight against the United States. He also received medals for his outstanding achievements in Vietnamese letters, arts, and fine arts. Even after his passing in 1987, Le Quoc Loc’s legacy continued to shine. Posthumously, he was awarded the prestigious Ho Chi Minh Prize for Literature and Art in 2000 for his remarkable works, such as “Qua Old Copy” (lacquer, 1957), “Light Comes” (lacquer, 1957), “Scorched Earth Resistance” (lacquer, 1958), “Keeping the Peace” (lacquer, 1962), and “From the Darkness” (lacquer, 1982).

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Caption: Portrait of the artist Le Quoc Loc

Caption: Old version of lacquered work “Qua” (1958). Vietnam Museum of Fine Arts

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Caption: “Keeping the Peace” (1960) lacquer. Vietnam Museum of Fine Arts

Caption: Landscape painting by the artist Le Quoc Loc painted in 1982

Caption: Lacquered landscape painting (2 panels)

Caption: “Pagoda assembly” (1939)