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MPP Yei Myint (Burmese: ရဲမြင့်, pronounced [jɛ́ mjɪ̰ɴ]; also spelled Ye Myint; born 1953) is a Burmese artist. He was born in 1953 in Myingyan and studied at the State School of Fine Arts in Mandalay.[1] Yei Myint is a student of Win Pe, who taught at this school. He was one of two Burmese artists who participated in the 1999 Philip Morris ASEAN Art Awards.[2] He is one of the most recognized artists in Myanmar.[3] He stands out as an important contemporary artist in Myanmar for his innovative use of visual vocabulary.[4]

Yei Myint
Born1953 (1953) (age 66)
Known forPainting

Yei Myint creates drawings, paintings and collages with a variety of styles. His innovative paintings use bold brush strokes. He is known for a series where he juxtaposed Vincent van Gogh, whom he admires, with images of Bagan, the ancient capital of Burma. He has exhibited in Burma, Japan (1995, 1999), Singapore (1996, 1998, 2005), Taiwan (1996), Malaysia (1997, 1999), Germany (1999) and Finland (2001). His work is exhibited by the Singapore Art Museum, the National Art Gallery of Malaysia and the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan.[5]

Museum CollectionsEdit


  1. ^ "Exposición - Obras de Arte de MPP Yei Myint". Picassa Mio. Retrieved 2010-11-113. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. ^ "Writer's Profiles". Modern Literature of Southeast Asia. Retrieved 2010-11-13.
  3. ^ "Singapore Art Gallery Guide Issue Aug 07". Singapore Art Gallery. Retrieved 2010-11-13.
  4. ^ Valentine Willie, Balai Seni Lukis Negara (Malaysia) (2000). 12 ASEAN artists. Balai Seni Lukis Negara. p. 77. ISBN 983-9572-36-9.
  5. ^ "Burmese Artists | MPP Yei Myint". Thavibu Gallery. Retrieved 2010-11-113. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

Further readingEdit

  • Ranard, Andrew (2009). "Fin De Siècle and Beyond". Burmese Painting : A Linear and Lateral History. Silkworm Books. pp. 295–296, 299–303. ISBN 978-974-9511-76-3.