Painter Krupa awarded with the Presidents Lifetime Achievement Award by US President Barack Obama

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American presidential recognition for a Croatian artist on December 4, 2016.

For many years Croatian artist, professor and public intelectual
Alfred Freddy Krupa has been active, through various ways and on
various occassions, in many countries, but mostly in his home country
Croatia and in USA where he have many relatives and friends.

Now, the President of United States of America Barack Obama recognized
that many years long voluntary Krupas work for the benefit and
development of the American society awarding him with the Presidents
Lifetimetime Achievement Award (“Call for Action Award”).

This is tremendous honor and the highest level of the volounteer award
given to those who has amassed 4,000 or more hours of volunteer
service over their lifetime (withouth financial compensation as single

If we look at it through the fact of US Avarage Hourly Wages it is the
gift to the American society in amount of 100.000 USD or more.

On behalf of the President Obama the award to prof. Alfred Freddy
Krupa was presented by Prof. Dr. Otto Von Feigenblatt.

Krupa in past also cooperated with the Franklin Furnace Archive for
Avaint Garde Art in New York, the King Kigeli V Foundation in
Washington, the International Academy of Social Sciences in Miami,
FamilyTree DNA in Houston (volounteer administrator since September
2007), USA based Beyond Calligraphy specialised web portal…etc.

A fellow of the North America branch of the International Chinese
Painting and Calligraphy Society and member of the James Taylor I
Descendants Association (J. Taylor I is the common ancestor to the US
Presidents J.Madison and Z. Taylor, as well as to the General G.S.
Patton and John Penn the signer of both the United States Declaration
of Independence and the Articles of Confederation ).

Honorary Academician of Social Sciences at the International Academy of Social Sciences, Miami.

References about Krupas work can be found in the Getty Artist
Vocabulary (ULAN) – Los Angeles, 36th edition of Whos Who in American
Art and specialised libraries like the Harvard University Library, the
Metropolitan Museum of Art Library in New York, the Chicago Institute
of Art Library…and donated works (artists books, drawings,
portraits, watercolors..) in a number of private and public
collections throughout USA.


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