Sunday, April 09, 2006

Master Thangka Painter Glen Eddy Dies

Glen Eddy, reknowned Thangka painter, passed away on April 5, 2006 in Cordoba, Argentina.

Mr. Eddy was among the first Westerners fully trained in traditional Tibetan thangka painting using handmade mineral paints and other methods. For over thirty years, his deity drawings have been widely published. In recent years, he experimented with watercolor and mixed media producing exquisite non-traditional works of Tibetan deities from the lineage of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu, including Tara, Gomadevi, and Mandarava. At the time of his death, he was working on a manual on Tibetan art, "The Treasury of Luminous Manifestations."

Poetrymind has more here.

Photo: Ellen Pearlman

1 comment:

Buddha said...

It is believed that looking at the Thangka art itself is worship.