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Aung Win

Born: 1949
Hometown: Kyauk Se, Mandalay


Aung Win studied at the Mandalay State School of Fine Arts under the guidance of U Aye Kyaw, U Kan Nyunt, U Kyaw Lay and U Win Pe. Aung Win started showing his works since 1969, and has been regularly selected to participate in the group exhibitions at the American Center and the French Institute. He is also a member of the Wild Eye Group, which was established in 1974 and was known for organizing controversial modern exhibitions during the socialist era.

Aung Win is well-known for his Elephant Dance (Sin-Aka) scenes, a cultural event originating from Kyauk Se. He stopped painting commercially for about 2 decades to focus on mural paintings in monasteries and pagodas all over Myanmar. In 2012, upon his return to commercial painting, he painted 3 uncut rolls of canvas (each 7 ft by 33 ft) to channel the mural art style into canvas. Aung Win now lives and works in Yangon as a full-time artist.


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