The sculptor of many of the best-known monuments in Thailand, Professor Silpa Bhirasri is considered the father of this country's modern art. The respected Italian artist was the founder of Silpakorn University, and now is the subject of an upcoming short film competition.
Professor Silpa Bhirasri.
Held for the first time, the competition will mark Silpa Bhirasri Day, which falls on Sept 15 each year, and celebrate the university's 70th anniversary. The event will also pay tribute to Prof Silpa's artistic contributions to the country.
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