Vu Cao Dam, Vietnamese, French, 1908 to 2000, oil painting on canvas, Deity, 1966. Signed and dated lower right. Framed. An original paper label of Wally Findlay Galleries, on the backside. Vu Cao Dam is known for Modernist figure, landscape and portrait bust sculpture. After studying at the Ecole du Louvre, where he admired the Italian primitives as well as the contributions of impressionist and post impressionist painters, he discovered the works of Rodin, Charles Despiau and Giacometti. The bronze requisitions of the Second World War pushed the young artist to use other materials such as terracotta, which he shaped with great sensitivity. It was at this time that he produced his most beautiful pieces, which he described as unique works. By freezing in clay the graceful silhouette of the Tonkinese, he creates a deep link between the Chinese court ladies of the Tang period and the Child Virgins of European culture. One of a kind artwork.