HÀ NỘI – As many as 75 paintings by late artist Nguyễn Ngọc Thọ (1925 – 2016) are on display at the Việt Nam Contemporary Art Theatre in downtown Hà Nội. Thọ then worked as a lecturer at the Hà Nội Industrial Fine Arts College (now the Hà Nội Industrial Fine Arts University). The works displayed this time are among nearly 200 paintings stored by collectors Đào Danh Hưng and Trần Cường. “We discussed such an exhibition when painter Thọ was really weak,” said Cường. “Though he was professionally trained in the art, the painter had not sent his paintings to any gallery and rarely shared them with the public.