Angkarn was born on Feb 13, 1926 in the southern province of Nakhon Si Thammarat. Angkarn studied painting at Silpakorn University, earning top marks while learning from such prominent artists as Italian-born Silpa Bhirasri. However, it was his literature that made him nationally famous both among members of the public and academics. Angkarn began writing professionally in the late 1950s. The renowned contemporary poet and artist horned as Thailand's National artist in 1989 and received SEA write Award in 1986.
(1926 - 2012)