Le Van Dai

Taken from "The Bible Through Asian Eyes", 1991
Masao Takenaka and Ron O' Grady



TOP: "Nativity",
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Le Van Dai came to Hong Kong as a refugee from Vietnam in 1984 and was placed in Kai Tak refugee camp. In his homeland he had been educated at an Art Academy in Saigon and became a practicing artist so when he entered the refugee camp he began to take classes in art with the younger children.

He painted the Nativity for Stephen Neisham, a Lutheran missionary who was assisting the refugees. It is painted on dark colored paper using water-based paints. In the picture Mary is dressed in traditional tribal clothing and motif is continued through the background.

Le van Dai was granted political asylum in Australia.



Links/References:

Masao Takenaka and Ron O' Grady. The Birth of Jesus. The Bible through Asian Eyes.Pace Publishing. New Zealand. 1991. pp.76-77. Print

Image was taken from:
The Bible through Asian Eyes.Pace Publishing. New Zealand. 1991. p77. Print
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