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Vintage Folk Art Painting Tio TJay- This is a delightful Vintage Folk Art Painting by Tio TJay. The painting has a Primitive Folk Art style, of a Man on his way to market. Tropical and whimsical. Vibrant colors, and beautifully framed in a wide profile wooden frame with a burlap filet. They are most probably tropically inspired, but transcend to an American Folk Art sensibility as well. I have a pair, at the time of listing, please inquire. They are both in excellent condition, painted on canvas, and signed Tio TJay 1981.

Tio Tjay (born in 1946 as Tio Hok Tjay) was an Indonesian painter, for a long time has resided in Brazil. At a very young age, Tio Tjay enjoyed studying Chinese painting. His talent for art was already sensed by people at youth.[1]

From Wikipedia- In 1967 he immigrated to South America with his family. He held many exhibitions, from São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia and even Paraguay. In 1971 till 1975 he resided in Manaus, where he befriend with many natives, which gives him an opportunity to enter the Amazon. It is Amazon Rain Forest that really inspire him to draw painting about nature. In 1976, he moved back to São Paulo and participate in the exhibition of Bienal Nacional de São Paulo.

1980's was a great decade for Tio Tjay. He was invited to join an exhibition in Italy which was held in Naples for a cultural relationship between Brazil and Italy. A few years later, he was again invited to Tukuyama, Japan for a collective exhibition. And in the same year, he returned to Indonesia and worked in his birth country.

Tio Tjay's strong painting is affected by the Latin colors, dominant in Brazil. In Indonesia, he created unique style of art pieces by combining the brave colors of Latin, with an oriental style, applied in the wondrous Indonesia and the exotic and mysterious Amazon

Painting measures 5" x 7" in a 15" x 13" frame

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40% OFF Entire Shop - Vintage Folk Art Painting Tio TJay- Vintage Art Gallery


  • Vintage item from the 1980s
  • Materials: wood, canvas, paint
  • Only ships within United States.
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