Oral history interview with renowned Tibetan painter Amdo Jampa (1913/14-2002)

Oral history interview with renowned Tibetan painter Amdo Jampa (1913/14-2002)

 

Name:
A-mdo Byams-pa (Interviewee); Hartley, Lauran R., 1964- (Interviewer)
Title:
Oral history interview with renowned Tibetan painter Amdo Jampa (1913/14-2002)
Abstract:
Oral history interview with Amdo Jampa (Tib. A mdo Byams pa), on becoming a monk at the age of 7, his love of drawing, the early years of his education in traditional Tibetan painting, his first experiments with realism, working as an itinerant artist in Lanzhou and elsewhere to earn money, his time at Labrang Monastery, his relocation to Lhasa, the circumstances of his visit to India, his friendship with Gendun Choephel (Tib. Dge-'dun-chos-'phel), etc.
Subjects:
Painters; Art, Tibetan; Realism in art; Monks; Amdo (Tibetan people); Amdo (China : Region); Tibet Autonomous Region (China); Lhasa (China); A-mdo Byams-pa; Dge-ʼdun-chos-ʼphel, A-mdo, 1903-1951
Format:
sound recordings; oral histories
Genre:
Interviews
Date:
September 2000
Physical Description:
4 audio files (Part 1: 73 minutes; Part 2: 61 minutes; Part 3: 72 minutes; Part 4: 20 minutes)
Note:
Original format: audio cdInterviewed by Lauran Hartley in the home of Amdo Jampa in Lhasa, in September 2000.Technical assistance provided by Stephen P. Hartley.Digitized with funding by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute.
Note (Language):
Interview conducted in Tibetan.
Note (Biographical):
Amdo Jampa (Tib. A mdo Byams pa, also Anduo Qiangba) was born in 1913/14 in Chentsa (Tib. Gcan-tsha; Ch. Jianzha or Jainca), Qinghai Province or the traditional Tibetan region of Amdo (Tib. Amdo). He studied traditional Tibetan painting and eventually developed a style that synthesized traditional with contemporary realist painting techniques. He was a friend of the famous monk-scholar Gendun Choephel (Tib. Dge-'dun-chos-'phel), and visited Dharamsala, India in the 1980s. In later years, he opened a painting school adjacent to the Potala Palace in Lhasa. The painter passed in Lhasa in 2002.
Language:
Tibetan
Library Location:
C.V. Starr East Asian Library, Columbia University
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Catalog Record:
12865611
Digital Project:
Tibetan Studies Special Collections at Columbia University
Persistent URL:
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-1baw-gg49