National Artist in 2005
Pratuang Emjaroen was born in 1935. The most celebrated artist self-taught artist.He maintains a successful international career.
" My paintings portray all that happens in the course of nature and the way of life; be it ugliness or horror, cruelty or love and care; be it joyous smiles or sad tears; be it trouble or peace. All of what one must encounter in life, my life, your life, anybody's life" Pratuang Emjaroen