Jitr (Prakit) BuabusayaJitr (Prakit) Buabusaya

Artist : Jitr (Prakit) BuabusayaJitr (Prakit) Buabusaya

Jitr (Prakit) Buabusaya
1911 born in Bangkok

graduated from Royal College of Arts in London, EnglandJitr Buabusaya is one of
the most important figures in the history of Thai modern art. He not only took
part in setting up the art curriculum for
Rongrian Phaochang (The Arts and
Crafts School), but he was also a pioneer Thai artist who executed his work in
true French Impressionistic Style (1940s).
The influence of French
Impressionism resulted from his stay in Japan when he went there to work on his
post graduate course at Tokyo Academy of Fine Arts in 1941. At that time
Japanese art was widely influenced by French Impressionism and that museums in
Japan had a collection of French Impressionist paintings. However, Jitr’s
paintings done in the style mentioned include Fuji Vine Arbor (1946), Tokyo Fine
Arts University Garden (1942) and Opulent Autum at Kurobe Gorge (1942). It is
very unfortunate that many of Jitr’s paintings of Japanese sceneries
were destroyed by the bombing of Tokyo during World War II. Jitr could
only bring back with him the remaining paintings which were relatively small
in size.


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