Victor Tardieu

Victor Tardieu (1870 to 1937) was a French painter. After military service during World War I, he travelled in the Far East and relocated to Vietnam. He founded the École des Beaux-Arts de l’Indochine in Hà Nội in 1925. He married the Italian harpist Caroline Luigini daughter of conductor Alexandre Luigini. Their son Jean Tardieu is a noted poet in France. His works are exhibited in the Musée des Beaux-Arts Lyon, Musée des Beaux-Arts Rennes, and the Musée de l’Armée in Paris. His works have also been shown at the Vietnam National Museum of Fine Arts in Hà Nội. A collection of ten oil paintings made by Tardieu while working as a medical orderly at a field hospital near Dunkirk in the summer of 1915 are preserved in the Florence Nightingale Museum in London. Tardieu died in Hà Nội.