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#23, 1993-2001

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Gift of funds from anonymous donorsexpand_more  2010.55.23

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Artist commentary: Before the war the majority of the Hmong were just simple farmers. Many had never seen a vehicle before. During the war, the Hmong quickly learned to use modern technology. Many excelled at it. One of the best fighter pilots in the world was Lee Lue, the fearless Hmong pilot who logged over 500 missions before he was shot down. As a pilot he flew two to three missions per day. Most American pilots went home after logging 100 sorties.

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Title
#23
Artist Life
American (born Laos), 1972
Role
Artist
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2010.55.23
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see previous exhibition catalog for illustrations of all 50 paintings

© Cy Thao