Doctor of Arts, Silpakorn University, December 23, 1985

Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres, French Ministry of Culture, May, 1984

Born: August 2O, l9O6, Bangkok, Thailand

Pass away: 1988

Education: Assumption Convent, Bangkok

Art Career

1949 Began to paint at the age of forty-two.
1949 Awarded Gold Medal (Painting), 1st National Exhibition of Art
1950 Awarded Gold Medal (Painting), 2nd National Exhibition of Art
1951 Awarded Gold Medal (Painting), 3rd National Exhibition of Art

Continued to exhibit in every National Exhibition of Art through 1979, but having won three Gold Medals in successive years could no longer compete but showed her work "hors concours".

1951 First one-man exhibition of paintings
1956 Became interested in sculpture and studied with Professor Silpa Bhirasri.
1957 First one-man exhibition of sculptures, USIS Gallery, Bangkok
1963 Second one-man exhibition of paintings and sculptures, The Siam Society, Bangkok
1976 First major retrospective exhibition, The Bhirasri Institute of Modern Art, Bangkok
1979 "Tribute to Misiem Yipintsoi" sculpture exhibition at The oriental, sponsored by Cathay Pacific.
1981 "Misiem's World of Art" a major retrospective, including paintings and sculptures, commemorating the 7Oth anniversary of the Alliance Francaise in Thailand.
1982 Exhibition of paintings and small sculptures at the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank at the opening of their new headoffice, Bangkok
1984 Exhibition of paintings and sculptures, Alliance Francaise Garden Gallery, commemorating the French Ministry of Culture's Arts et des Lettres Award.
1986 Exhibition of new works in celebration of Acharn Misiem's 8Oth birthday, The Oriental, August - September.

Achievements and published works:

1977-1978 Initiated and wrote a weekly column on art and culture in the Bangkok Post. This was followed up by the regular publication of articles on art and culture in various newspapers and magazines. Also participated in radio and TV panel discussions.
1977-1978 Set up the Misiem Yipintsoi-Bangkok Post Art Fund to help artists pursue a selected field of study abroad.
1977-198O Served two terms as President of the International Association of Art, Thai National Committee.
1980-1984 Appointed to a two-year term on the Fine Arts University Council Committee, reelected for a second term in 1982.

Founding member of the Bhirasri Foundation; National Exhibition Judge 1955 to 1984; Judge for exhibitions organised by Thai Farmers Bank, Bangkok Bank, Thai Airways Corp., etc and a frequent guest lecturer and commentator on art.

Works represented in museums, galleries and private collections in Asia, Australia, Europe and North America.