U Min Soe (1948)

U Min Soe was born in 1948, in Pegu division of Burma.

In 1965, he enrolled in the national armed forces to serve his country. His military career was mostly in logistical support. While in the army, he reconnected with his early childhood passion of drawing and painting. Moreover, in between military duties, he fed his artistic drive through frequent visits to art exhibits and museums, and read art literature. One day, while visiting the Myanmar Art Museum in Yangon, U Min Soe saw a painting entitled “Dapaung” (March in
Burmese) by the famous Burmese artist, U Hla Han, and fell in love with the style of that particular artwork. U Min Soe contacted U Hla Han and became his student.

U Min Soe started to sell his work in the early 1980’s under the guidance of his teacher U Hla Han. In 1985, he participated with nineteen other Burmese artists in an art competition and exhibition in Fukuoka, Japan.

U Min Soe’s work was selected for an award and was subsequently acquired by the Fukuoka Museum. In 1986, the artist retired from his military career to devote his time to art. His paintings are mostly interpretations of nature, such as flowers, mountains, streams, jungle and working elephants. His palette is a clever mixture of softness and vibrant colors. The artist’s renderings of working elephants are realistic and accurate and reflect a keen sense of observation and interest in the logging operations of the Burmese Forest Department. U Min Soe is one of the most dedicated Burmese artists as exemplified by his participation in over twenty-six art exhibitions and shows from 1984 to this day.

 

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Name Bamboo Canal
Medium Oil on canvas
Dimension 30x42 in
Name Cave Monk
Medium Oil on canvas
Dimension 24x32 in
Name Wild Flowers on Hills
Medium Oil on canvas
Dimension 30x42 in
Name Hill Tribe Girl
Medium Oil on canvas
Dimension 27x36 in
Name inle Lake Village
Medium Oil on canvas
Dimension 30x42 in
Name Jungle Girl Carrying Water
Medium Oil on canvas
Dimension 24x30 in
Name Maymyo Jungle Garden
Medium Oil on canvas
Dimension 27x36 in
Name Orchids
Medium Oil on canvas
Dimension 14x20 in
Name Sunset and Wild Flowers
Medium Oil on canvas
Dimension 18x24 in
 
 

 

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