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Mr.Vichit Chaiwong was born in Sankampang district, Chiangmai province,Thailand, on 15 November 1950, the only son in a rice farmer family of 6 children. His art teacher in secondary school, Ms. Manee Palakawongse na Ayudhaya foresaw his artistic talent and encouraged him to further his study at School of Fine Arts in Bangkok.

After he finished his education in 1971, he went to work at the Architectural Section, Fine Arts Department, as a copyist. He was assigned to work at several historic sites; such as, the stupa at Wat Aroonrajawararam (Pra Prang Wat Aroon), the stupa at Wat Prathat Panom (Prathat Panom) and the entrances to the Temple of Emerald Buddha (Wat Pra Kaew)

During that time, he came to know Archan Aub Sanasaen and then he decided to resign from work with the government and had a full-time job as Archan Aub’s assistant at Nual Nang Art Centre, Soi Attakarnprasit. He gained more experience in oil painting from Archan Aub and went to his first trip to England and Europe together.

For almost 20 years that he had spent his life in Bangkok, he decided to come back to Chiangmai, his hometown, and set up a business, “Gong Dee Company”. The business went so went but he found less time to do painting. In 2006, he made a big decision to sell “Gong Dee Company” in order to have more time for his first love, painting.

Now, at his birthplace, he built a building as a place to display his works and other fellow artists’works, to receive friends and visitors, please come and have a visit, VICHIT STUDIO.

Publication: Vichit Chaiwong:Life and Work,2008



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