Chahn Sutarapong graduated from Chung Ling high school in Penang Malaysia, while studying art under two Malaysian artists; one of whom is Chua Thien Teng, a well-known batik painter and one of Malaysia's foremost contemporary art gurus. He also took correspondence courses offered by the Washington School of Art and the British Institute of Careers. Chahn began his careeras an artist by working with advertising agencies as visualiser/illustrator prior to joining the Bangkok Post's creative department in 1974. After over twenty years of service, he left the Post in 1995 to pursue his painting fulltime. Moreover, he used to teach art at Japanese Painting Class at Japanese Association for quite some years. Occasionally, Chahn works on portrait and nude, but most of the time is reserved for his more laborious landscape painting. He paints quickly, on the spot, which gives his landscapes a freshness and vibrancy, catching the mood of the moment. He paints "anything which impresses him" but it is light and shade that you see when you gaze at his timeless scenes of moored barges and Chao Praya river life.

His works can be seen in the finest hotels and in the offices of prestigeous companies. In fact, over 10 of Chahn's paintings have been bought by the Oriental Hotel to decorate the hotel's Royal Suite. Adding an international note, Philips also acquired some of his paintings to print in their 1989 calendar. In fact, Chahn's evocation of Thailand's warm play of light can be seen in homes in Japan, Paris, Malaysia, Switzerland, the US and South Africa.

Address :
7 Soi Thansamrit 10/3, Tiwanon 38, A.Muang Nonthaburi, Thailand 11000
Tel. (66 2) 950-6049, (66 2)588-1637

Solo Exhibition :
1987 One-Man show at Neilson Hays, Library on Dec 9th, 1986-Jan 6th
1988 Solo exhibition at Neilson Hays Library Feb 9th - 29th, 1988
1989 One-Man show at Landmark Hotel on Jul 11th-Aug 1st
1993 One-Man show at River City Complex on Nov 10th-22nd
1994 One-Man show at Heritage Club on Feb 22nd-26th
1994 One-Man show at Landmark Hotel on May 17th-26th
1994 One-Man show at River City Complex on Dec 8th-17th
1995 One-Man show at Imperial Queen's Park on Jun 12th-21st
1996 One-Man show at Neilson Hays, Library on Mar 16th-Apr 11th
1996 One-Man show at River City Complex on Nov 5th-15th
1997 One-Man show at River City Complex on Aug 12th-22nd
1999 One-Man show at River City Complex on Feb 24th-Mar 3rd
1999 One-Man show at River City Complex on Oct 5th-15th
2000 One-Man show at River City Complex on Aug 16th-25th
2001 One-Man show at Neilson Hays, Library on Mar 15th-Apr 3rd
2001 One-Man show at River City Complex on Nov 14th-23rd
2002 One-Man show at River City Complex, Nov 13th-22nd
2003 Chahn's Impression 2003 at River City Complex on Nov 12th-21st
2004 Chahn's Impression at Neilson Hays Library on Jul 27th-Aug 15th
2005 Chahn's Impression at Neilson Hays Library on Jul 1st-Jul 31st
2006 Chahn's Impression at Jamjuree Art Gallery on Jun 30th-Jul 20th
2007 Chahn's Impression 2007 at the Rotunda Gallery, Neilson Hays Library on Jul 1st-30th
2008 Chahn's Impression at the Rotunda Gallery, Neilson Hays Library on Jul 3rd-28th
2009 Chahn's Impression at the Rotunda Gallery, Neilson Hays Library on Jul 1st - August 2nd
2010 Chahn's Impression 2010 at Jamjuree Art Gallery, on Jul 3rd - 20th
2011 Chahn's Impression 2011 at Neilson Hays Library, on May 31st - Jun 26th
2012 Rural Scenery & Nudes at Neilson Hays Library, on July 3rd - Aug 5th
2013 Chahn's Impression 2013 at Neilson Hays Library, on July 2nd - Aug 4th
2014 Chahn's Impression 2014 at Neilson Hays Library, on July 1st - 27th

Group Exhibition :
1988 Group show at River City Complex on Oct 4th - 16th
1990 Two-Man show at River City Complex on Aug 9th-26th
1991 Two-Man show at Landmark Hotel on Sep 5th-25th
1992 Two-Man show at Landmark Hotel on Oct 2nd-17th
1995 Two-Man show at River City Complex on Oct 10th-18th
1997 Group show in "700 Years of Chiang Mai Celebrates Art" on Feb 16th - Mar 15th
1998 Group show at Rajanakarn Building on Dec 20th 1997 - 24th
1998 Group show with students at River City Complex on Mar 10th - 20th

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