Sunday, July 24, 2005

Theo Meier

According to Harold Stevens: "Swiss artist Theo Meier walked across China in the 1930s with an easel on his back painting Chinese warlords; he lived with cannibals in the wild New Hebrides in the South Pacific; he followed the footsteps of French artist Paul Gauguin in the Marquesas; and he lived on Bali for 22 years and the last 20 years of his life in Chiengmai in northern Thailand. He didn't actually die as a pauper, for he did have a fine traditional Thai house in Chiengmai, but he had little money in his lifetime. Today his paintings are selling for over a hundred thousand dollars at Christie's auction sales."


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