"Em Be Han Quoc" (South Korean Baby) by Mong Bich. Photo courtesy of the exhibition.
Bich is an embodiment of change in Vietnamese art and history over the past century, Professor Nora Taylor of the Chicago Fine Arts Academy once said.
She was born in Hanoi in 1931 and graduated from Hanoi College of Fine Arts in 1970.
Artist Mong Bich. Photo courtesy of the L'Espace.
Bich is among the few female artists of her time to have won major awards. Her painting "Me Va Con" (Mother And Child) won first prize at a Viet Bac Interzone Department of Culture exhibit in 1961, while "Ba Gia" (Old Grandmother) won the top prize at the Vietnam Fine Arts Association show in 1993.