Than Myint Aung

Than Myint Aung

Burmese Artist who unfortunately died in 2010 – “When I was young, I followed my teachers who walked around the countryside to paint landscapes on location. At the time, I saw Yenanchaung’s spectacular scenery and tried painting it. I was familiar with river banks, gorges, groves, tropical trees, a ranges of hillocks and amber fields of grass covered with warm colours. While I learned how to paint landscapes, I did not have a serious attitude toward the views then.

“After I left my hometown, I would still go back to see the portrait of my native land, Yenanchuang and surroundings. I loved to paint those river banks, those hillocks, those gorges and that brush. And then And then I would return home, refreshed. While I was there, I would make watercolour sketches and collect photographs, and then paint some of the landscapes from these sketches and photographs. Whenever I finished a painting of my native land, I felt as if a part of my home was near me again.

“It is very satisfying to know that others will observe the atmosphere of my native land in my landscapes.”

1968 Born 3 December in Yenanchaung, central Myanmar

1979 After loving to draw and paint since early childhood, he began drawing and painting under Yenanchaung artists U Aung Maung, U Sein Win, and U Tin Nyunt.

1980 Won Honourable Mention at Shankar’s International Children’s Competition, India.

1981 Won Honourable Mention at Child Art Competition, Czechoslovakia.

1986 Finished school at No. 1 State High School, Yenanchaung.

1993 Received diploma in electrical power from Thakhin Pho Hla Gyi Technical Institute, Chauk

1994 Moved to Yangon, where he studied illusration under U Hla Htun and began his career as an illustrator.

1995 Began studying oil painting under U Thet Nyunt.

1996 Began writing articles on art and the art world of Myanmar, under the pen name Ko Thi Aung.

2001 Met U Win Pe Myint, and gained knowledge of colour.

2004 Became a member of New Treasure Art Gallery.

2010 Deceased 10 May 2010.

1984New Sense Art Exhibition, Magway
1990The Shelter Art Exhibition, Yenanchaung
1996Third Illustrators’ Exhibition, Lokanat Gallery, Yangon
1997Pleasure Art Exhibition, Bogyoke Market, Yangon
1998Fourth Illustrators’ Exhibition, Bogyoke Market, Yangon
1999Colour House Art Gallery member show, Yangon
1999Platinum Art Exhibition, Lokanat Gallery, Yangon
2000Myatmanaw Art Gallery member show, Yangon
2000Windows of the Universe, Bogyoke Market, Yangon
2001First Page of the 21st Century, Summit Parkview Hotel, Yangon
2002Northern Breeze Gallery Art Exhibition, Summit Parkview Hotel, Yangon
2002 Third Artistic Touch Art Exhibition, Lokanat Gallery, Yangon
2003ACD Art Gallery Group Show, Yangon
2005White Corner Art Exhibition, Yuzana Plaza, Yangon
2005New Adventure of Colour Game, Lokanat Gallery, Yangon
2006 The Portrait of my Native Land, New Treasure Art Gallery, Yangon
2010 Solo Show, New Treasure Art Gallery, Yangon
2010The Last Artscape, Pansodan Gallery, Yangon