Chakrabhand Posayakrit

          Born on 16th August 1943 in Bangkok, Thailand, son of Chub and Sawangchan Posayakrit, he completed his primary and secondary education at Vajiravudh College, then went on to the Faculty of Painting and Sculpture, Silpakorn University until his graduation.

          Chakrabhand Posayakrit was honoured with the title of National Artist in Visual Arts (Painting) in 2000 and was awarded a citation as Master Craftsman during the 200 years of the founding of Rattanakosin, one of 52 names cited. Chakrabhand gave lessons in painting to Princess Ubolratana and Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn when they were young. Currently, at his house on Ekamai Road, he has established a foundation in his name, which operates as a museum, office, workshop and puppet theatre.

          Chakrabhand is a free-lance artist of great expertise with a unique signature style in traditional Thai and contemporary art. His other works include temple mural paintings at Wat Tri Thosathep and Wat Khao Sukim, sculptures of Chao Ngo and a buffalo boy from the story of Sangthong written by King Rama II at the King Rama II Memorial Park in Samut Songkram, and puppetry, such as the creation and production of The Three Kingdoms, the episode of The Battle of the Red Cliff and Taleng Phai, together with the restoration of the Vice-regal Puppets.

Educational background
          Chakrabhand completed his secondary education at Vajiravudh College in 1961 and went on to Silpakorn University until his graduation in 1968 with a degree in Fine Arts (Painting). He has received honorary doctoral degrees in Fine Arts (Creative Arts) from Chulalongkorn University, in Applied Arts from Silpakorn University, in Painting from Silpakorn University and in Performing Arts from Ramkhamhaeng University.

Career
          Chakrabhand was an art tutor to Princesses Ubolratana and Maha Chakri Sirindhorn between 1967 and 1968. He became a special lecturer in Thai traditional art at the Faculty of Interior Design, Silpakorn University in 1969 until 1974. Since 1967, he has worked independently in painting, Thai puppetry and decorative arts. A foundation, of which he has been President, has been established in his name. The Chakrabhand Posayakrit Foundation is also an art museum with collections of invaluable art works of the past and of his own creations, signifying a major artistic style belonging to the current reign of King Rama IX. It is also the workshop of its President, who has the title of National Artist. Five Masters of traditional art have also collaborated with him. In Chakrabhands book, Kid Tueng Khru (In Recollection of my Teachers), he mentions these masters:


         
- Khru Chuen Sakulkaew, puppetry master
          - Khru Wong Ruamsuk, puppetry master
          - Khru Boonyong Ketkong, Thai music master
          - Khru Boonyang Ketkong, Thai music master
          - Khru Chamnian Srithaipan, Thai music master
 

 
  Awards and Recognition
1965 Bronze medal at the 16th National Art Exhibition
1967 Silver medal at the 17th National Art Exhibition
1970 Silver medal at the 19th National Art Exhibition and commissioned to produce traditional Thai paintings on the themes of Manohra and Phra Lo for the interior decoration of Phuping Rajanives Villa in Chiangmai
1971 Silver medal at the 20th National Art Exhibition
1972 Silver medal at the 21st National Art Exhibition
1973
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1974
At Her Majestys command commissioned to produce 11 traditional Thai paintings on silk which was made into ladys fans on themes from Thai literature
1975 Silver medal at the 22nd National Art Exhibition
1977 Traditional paintings on the literary theme of Inao published on UNICEF New Year cards
Sculpture Between 1991-1992, designing and supervising the construction of a life-size bronze sculpture, under HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorns initiative, featuring Chao Ngo and a buffalo boy in a scene from Sangthong, a dramatic verse written by King Rama II, currently on display at the King Rama II Memorial Park in Amphawa, Samut Songkram
  Designing and supervising the construction of a life-size bronze sculpture, under HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorns initiative, featuring the episode of Presenting the Monkey from The Ramakien, a dramatic verse written by King Rama II, currently on display at the King Rama II Memorial Park in Amphawa, Samut Songkram

Major Awards

1982 Honoured by the sub-committee of artistic scholars as one of the 52 master craftsmen of the bicentennial Ratanakosin period
1987 Outstanding Artist
1988 Thai Artist who has created masterpieces that are good for the reputation of Thailand
1989 Outstanding Supporter of the conservation of Thai heritage from the organizing committee of the Thai Heritage Conservation Day
1990 Art expert at the Ministry of Education
1999 Awarded a certificate of merit from the Fine Arts Department as a supporter of the activities and work of the Fine Arts Department
2000 Awarded with the title of National Artist in Visual Arts (Painting) by the Office of the National Culture Commission
2009 National Outstanding Person for his contribution to the reputation of Thailand
Currently He is an independent artist, working in painting, puppetry and other decorative arts
 
     
 
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