Bernie “Doc” Duff

ÔNG QUÊ VÀ MÈO VằN
Mr Que with a Multicolored Cat

Bernie “Doc” Duff: Ông Quê và Mèo Vằn (Mr Que with a Mulitcolored Cat)

Artist’s Note: This is a painting of an 87 year old man named “Kim Quê” Quê was born in 1919, back when Vietnam was a French colony. His wife now cares for him, since he has Alzheimer’s disease. The title of this painting simply means, Mr Quê with a Multicolored Cat. The cat, incidentally, belongs to a neighbor, but is what actually drew us to this awesome looking gentleman. It along with several other cats, were playing together on the sidewalk in front of Quê’s familiar view from his home on Điện Biên Phủ Street.