Copyright © 2012 Pham The Trung. All rights reserved.

* Born in Long An - ( Mekong Delta ) South Vietnam

* Petrus Truong Vinh Ky High School Alumnus

* Trained in Sculpture, Painting and Architecture from the Saigon National University of Arts for 6 years

* Escaped from Vietnam by boat

* Living and working in Canada since 1980

* Member of the Sculptors Society of Canada


* Award of Merit for the Arts - Gold Medal - City of Toronto - 1997

* Lieutenant Governor of Ontario Award - 1998

* Winner of the Vietnamese Commemorative Monument competition - City of Ottawa - 1995

* Ontario Arts Council Award - 1993

* Ontario Arts For Education Award - 1990


* Canadian Museum of Civilization - Ottawa , Canada

* Royal Ontario Museum

* Art Gallery of Ontario

* Multicultural History Society of Ontario

* Roy Thomson Hall - City of Toronto

* Canadian Red Cross Society - City of Toronto

* Sculptors Society of Canada - City of Toronto


Refugee Mother and Child - The first Monument in the world dedicated to the Vietnamese Boat People

* Installed on April 30, 1995 for the City of Ottawa, Canada

* Located in the park at the corner of Preston St. & Somerset St. West, Ottawa - Capital of Canada


This Award of Merit Medal is placed in the capsule to show those who open this capsule at a future date the accolades that have been given to citizens who have made singulary notable contributions to the civic well-being of the community, and in doing so, have advanced the reputation and stature of the city. The medal is in gold, symbolically signifying the ultimate regard that the Council and Citizens of the City of Toronto behold the recipients. The medal was provided by Henry Birks and Sons, Toronto jewelers.

           " HARMONY " the watercolour painting  by Pham the Trung
    Collected by Ontario Ministry of Culture and Communications in 1985.
                                  Lily Munro, Minister/Ministre

PHAM THE TRUNG, a Vietnamese-Canadian artist,  fled his homeland for freedom and now residing inToronto.
The watercolour entitle " Harmony" is in his words,"of chidren wanting to escape from the sounds of guns to the sounds of music and peace".

PHAM THE TRUNG, artiste Canadien-Vietnamien,s'est enfui de son pays d'origine pour retrouver la liberte' et demeure maintenant  a Toronto.
L'aquarelle intitulee " Harmonie" represente,selon ses propres paroles,"des enfants qui veulent e'chapper au son des armes pour retrouver celui de la musique et de la paix".