Mai Trung Thu, Vietnamese, 1906 to 1980, watercolor painting on silk, depicting portrait of a reading woman. Signed in Latin and Calligraphy, a red stamp, upper left. Framed. A printed still life, signed and dated in the print, Brenda Copyright 90, on the backside. Mai Trung Thu is known for Figure, portrait, still life, genre painting. Despite having lived in France for the majority of his life, Mai Thu retained a strong sense of patriotism and devotion to the mores from his homeland, finding delight in incorporating Vietnamese subject matter to his art. This artist embodies a generation of progressive Vietnamese artists that emerged during the 1930s, including Le Pho and Vu Cao Dam. One of a kind artwork.