Alfred Freddy Krupa (1971) graduated in 1995 from the Academy of Fine Arts, University of Zagreb. In 1998/99 as a postgraduate research student studied Japanese Painting at the Tokyo Gakugei University. Featured by a number of art publications including Aesthetica, Art Al Limite, Art Reveal, CreativPaper, International Art Market, Hypebeast, Artist Portfolio, Widewalls, Highlark, Life As A Human, monograph “Alfred Freddy Krupa” (2014), and others. Recipient of a number of awards: 1st World Award in Painting and Artist of the Year 2020 (International Art Society & Academy, Volos, Greece), Croatian Association of Artist – Zagreb /HDLU-Zagreb/ Annual Award for 2016, Top Art Artist of Today (Art Market Magazine, Israel, 2019), Special Councillor Award (3rd Exhibition of the Chinese Calligraphy and Painting, China, 2013), etc.
By the Artfacts.net ranked in the TOP 10 Modern Ink Painters.
Alfred Krupa has been presented on 6 continents and his original works on paper can be researched at Tate – London (Special Library Collection), Silesian Museum in Katowice (Poland), Modern Gallery, Zagreb, International Watercolor Museum in Fabriano (Italy), Orange Regional Art Gallery (Australia), Franklin Furnace/Pratt Institute teaching collection (New York) and many other collections.
Berlin-based Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon – World Biographical Dictionary of Artists (the largest and most authoritative art history encyclopedic reference source) states (among many other things):
“In his manifesto (New Ink Art Manifesto, 1996, publ. 2019) Krupa describes his ink painting as an interpretation of western modern art with the means of East Asian ink technique, as a combination of contemporary painting and traditional Chinese-Japanese calligraphy. In this regard, he is considered the leading representative of Modern European ink painting.”
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