Marc Leguay is a French painter who has stopped in Laos at the age of 27. He was not the first nor the sole one, but the only one who will spend there all his life remaining. Counting on his own strength, his knowledge of the Ancients, and his lessons from some Moderns, his abilities to express will open up in aid of setting the aesthetics of that country and its inhabitants, like Paul Gauguin in Polynesia and Le Mayeur in Bali before him.

French writer and tea connoisseur Francis Benteux has followed in Marc Leguay’s footsteps since 1998. He is at the origin of the first three exhibitions of his work. His essay “Marc Leguay, le peintre du Laos (Paris: L’Amateur, 2009), the first monograph on the painter, brought him to Singapore last year.  He will  give a public talk on the subject on Tuesday 29 October 2013 at the Singapore Management University, with the support of the Institut Français Singapour.

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