Passing of Master thangka painter Thargey-La


Thargey-la was a thangka painter who lived among the Tibetan exile community in Kathmandu and will be remembered as an important link in passing thangka techniques to the west.  Perhaps his most well-known student is Andy Weber, whose thangkas have illustrated hundreds of books, magazines, and calendars, and who has also passed on his skills to a new generation of western thangka artists such as Carmen Mensink, who has written about Thargey-la’s passing on her website.

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