|Bui Xuan Phai (1920-1988) was one of the most remarkable, most charming and most unusual figures of Vietnamese modern art. When he graduated from Frenchcreated Ecole des Beaux Arts d'Indochine in Hanoi (1925-1945), the world art was in its post-war period, one of drastic differentiation, Picasso, Mastisse, Leger already ranked among the classical masters. Europe gave full blast to the trend of lyrical abstractionism and America to that of expressionist one. All that was taken in by Bui Xuan Phai, by his heart's eye. And be managed to find his own dimension in the strict framework of the society and later, his art, like an underground water spring, spread far and wide and even impregnated alien souls with his sincerity.