Influential Burmese artist Khin Maung Yin Dies at 76

On June 10, Khin Maung Yin, one of the most admired and influential leaders of Burma’s modern art movement, died at the age of 76 from throat cancer. The painter was famous for his colorful paintings and portraits, as well as his eccentric character. In a 2010 biography, author Ma Thanegi describes Khin Maung Yin as: “more artist than man. He dismisses luxury or material possessions as superfluous.” Khin Maung Yin is considered to have led Burma’s modern art movement, together with artists including Win Pe and Paw Oo Thet and Khin One.