Wathone

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Wathone
Native name
ဝသုန်
Born
Khin Hla

1 December 1947
Died21 October 2008 (2008-10-22) (aged 60)
Nationality Burmese
OccupationArtist
Spouse(s)San Aye
ChildrenFour

Wathone (Burmese : ဝသုန်, lit. "Earth" from Pali vasundra), born Khin Hla, was a prominent Burmese painter, best known for his watercolor and batik paintings. [1] He was the subject of a documentary called A Sketch of Wathone, directed by Kyi Phyu Shin, which won the best shorts award at the National Geographic Society's 2008 All Roads Film Festival. [1] He died at his home in Thingangyun Township, Yangon, in 2008. [2]

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References

  1. 1 2 "Artist Wathone dies". Myanmar Times. 27 October 2008. Retrieved 8 April 2012.
  2. "Artist Wathone dies at 61". Democratic Voice of Burma. 21 October 2008. Retrieved 8 April 2012.