Description:Photograph of Luong Van Ty and Thuy Vo Dang, photographer unknown,
Summary: Oral history of Mr. Luong Van Ty (Ty Van Luong, western-style), born in 1932 in South Vietnam. He grew up in Saigon in a middle class family with a Chinese father, Vietnamese mother, and 5 siblings. His interview focused on early years in Saigon, his experience in the Army Reserves and later as an artist who was commissioned to create a large painting of former South Vietnam president Ngo Dinh Diem that was hung in the presidential palace. His interview also elaborates on his experience leaving Vietnam in 1975 and resettlement in Southern California. He worked many different jobs including a portrait artist of Movieland Museum and owned various businesses, including a Vietnamese-language television station for 25 years. After his retirement he refocused his energy on painting and at the time of interview was learning sculpture.