This book illuminates the dramatic life story of artist Tinley Chöjor (1935–2008). The scope of Tinley’s artistic career is formidable, spanning more than six decades across four countries and encompassing most of the major sites of Tibetan Buddhism.
Opening the Eyes of the Buddha: The Life and Art of Trinley Chojor, Master of Tibetan Architectural Painting
by Louise Light
photographs by Claire Pullinger
11 x 9 in., 260 pages full color
Coming in 2017 ~ Watch for Announcements!
KTD Publications is happy to announce the forthcoming publication of the first comprehensive book on Tibetan monastic architectural painting and decorative art in the “eri” tradition of Central Tibet. The book illuminates the dramatic life story of Tinley Chojor (1935–2008), which unfolds against stunning photographs of his life’s work. The scope of Tinley’s artistic career is formidable, spanning more than six decades across four countries and encompassing most of the major sites of Tibetan Buddhism.
The details of his personal life are similarly complex and inspiring, moving from his childhood training in peaceful Tibet; through the years of destruction, persecution, and partial reconstruction under Chinese rule; and into his life of exile in Nepal, India, and the United States. The book weaves these two threads — the personal life and the artistic lineage — together with extensive photographs of the work, anecdotal quotations from interviews conducted over the last 5 years of the artist’s life, interpretative artistic narrative, and cultural commentary. A dazzling jewel not to be missed!