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Happiness is drawing on the Mekong riversides

PRESENTED ON SEP 15, 2016
IN VIENTIANE @ VOL 4

Born in 1911 in Port Said or in 1919 in Nantucket, Bruno le Matelot probably the illegitimate son of an officer in the German Navy and of a Swiss governess of the "Blue Line". He joined the International Brigades in 1936 in Spain, more by taste of the action and romance than by political conviction, but without even finish the naval school. Biographers lose his track during the world war to find back it in the 50s on a US base in Michigan alongside Hazel Ying Lee. He now lives in an ashram in South Asia where he is treated for severe personality disorders, but where he still paints untiringly the infinite beauty of the Mekong's riversides.

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