Lot 64 | 20 February 2022



LOT 64


B. Thailand 1934 – 2014

Floating Market, 1970’s

Signed “Prayat” on lower left

Oil on board

45 x 60 cm

Private Collection, Kelantan

RM 5,000 – 12,000

Deemed a National Artist in 1998, Prayat Pongdam was a Thai printmaker. Pongdam’s studies in painting began under the tutelage of Prof. Silpa Bhirasri at Silpakorn University. Pongdam continued his education at the Academia di Belle Arti di Roma in Italy in 1961. Upon returning to Thailand, he regularly created paintings and prints, and was among the first in a group of Thai artists to introduce printmaking techniques to the public. He was declared an artist of distinction for his printmaking in 1981, and was awarded the title Academico Onorario Classe Incisione from the Italian government through the L’Accademia Florentina delle Arte del Disegno.