Kaimook Chuto: Elevating Thai Culture Through Dance and Artistry

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Kaimook Chuto (18 April 1938 – 31 October 1995) was the first female Thai sculptor. She was the royal sculptor for Queen Sirikit and created the Three Kings Monument in Chiang Mai.

Life and Career

Kaimook Chuto was born 18 April 1938. She graduated from the Faculty of Painting and Sculpture, Silpakorn University. She had the honour to be the first female sculptor in Thailand and is one of the country’s most important female sculptors.Her important works such as the Royal Monument of the Two Reigns, Three Kings Monument, Somdej Phra Suriyothai Monument, and many hotel interiors.

She passed away on 31 October 1995.

Award and Legacy

She was named “The sculptor of the royal court” by Queen Sirkit, she is responsible for Chaing Mai’s famous Three Kings Monument, as well as many sculptures of Thailand’s kings and queens. On 18 April 2017, Google celebrated Kaimook Chuto’s 79th birthday with a doodle.