B. Thailand, 1946 – 1982
Signed and dated “Sujarit 1976” on lower right
Artist, title and date inscribed on the verso
Acrylic on canvas
81.5 x 61.3 cm
Provenance Private Collection, Canada
Sujarit Hirankul was a recognised Thai painter for his impressionist paintings. His paintings have been auctioned at Christie’s Thailand, and also a number of auction houses in the United States. Hirankul’s signature is painting with a palette knife and very, very thick application of paint, making his artworks heavily textured and three-dimensional, and instantly recognisable. His favourite subjects for painting was canals, houses of village, all illuminated with his rich colours. Hirankul was born in 1936 and died at an early age, in his 50’s. His affair with art started when he was young, and he continued to pursue it throughout his life, even becoming a renowned teacher in Thailand.