Thawan Duchanee Representing Thailand
Thawan Duchanee (1939 - 2014) Thawan Duchanee was born in Chiang Rai and studied at the Poh Chang Arts and Crafts College, and Silpakorn University, both in Bangkok. He received a postgraduate fellowship from the Dutch Ministry of Education to study at the Royal Academy of Visual Arts in Amsterdam.
Duchanee returned to Thailand in the late 1960s where he has continued to work in maintaining traditional and modern styles. He has exhibited throughout Thailand and Amsterdam, New York, Honolulu, Hamburg, London, Tokyo, and Kuala Lumpur, as well as in Israel, Spain, Switzerland, and Australia. Duchanee has created murals at the Royal Thai Embassies in Buenos Aires, Vienna, Paris, and many other public and commercial spaces. He is a recipient of the "Artist of the Year" gold Medal, awarded by the Siam Architects' Association.