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Norbu Sidar: representative Tibetan Thangka inheritor

By Zhi Xinghua Source:China Tibet News 2017-06-14

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Norbu Sidar is drawing Thangka. [Photo/Xinhua]

Norbu Sidar is born in a Thangka painting family. At the age of 11, he began his Thangka painting studies with his grandfather and other Thangka masters. Starting from line drawing,it took more than 10 years for he to master basic Thankga painting skills. At the ages of 28, he took three years to concentrate on studying Tibetan culture and Tibetan literature in school. In 2012, he established the Tibetan Thangka Painting Academy. Up to now, this academy has cultivated over 300 Thangka painters. He hopes to create the Tibetan Thangka Painting Academy as the representative Tibetan Thangka inheritance base.

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