Alfred Freddy Krupa (Krūppa) is a Croatia based contemporary painter, master draughtsman, book artist, photographer and art teacher.
Alfred Freddy Krupa comes from a multiethnic and multiconfessional Silesian family of long tradition in visual arts. His family appears in archives of the International Tracing Service as the registered victims of Nazi persecution. His great aunt Hildegard Marie has been burned alive on 1st of February 1944. His grandfather Alfred Krupa (1915-1989) and first tutor was part of the Art of Croatian Antifaschist Movement (on of 13 core artists), later he established Watercolor Biennal of Yugoslavia (1979).
Internationally Krupa is known as a painter of portraits, so among other things, he portrayed Croatian President Franjo Tudjman (1996) and Rwandan King Kigeli V. (2013).
Significant / exquisite are his ink paintings, on rice paper using the technique Hakubyou. Krupa concentrates on essential and represents a simplified stylistic motifs.
His work in ink is considered to be of vital importance for the global integrity of the Modern ink painting, with the same impact on modern portraiture and watercolor.
The extremely rare distinction given to Krupa as a grantee of the Order Of Crown of Rwanda bestows upon him and his descendants the honor to be treated as a member of the family of the reigning king (of Rwanda) is not unlike the noble rank of duke in European traditions, and actually represente elevation into sort of honorary royalty.
Krupas original works on paper can be researched at Tate - London (Special Library Collection), Museum of Contemporary Art (MSU) in ZAgreb, Modern Gallery in Zagreb, Silesian Museum in Katowice (Poland), Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts – Dept. of Prints and Drawings (Zagreb, Croatia), Alfredo Guati Rojo National Watercolor Museum (Museo Nacional de Acuarela Alfredo Guati Rojo)-Mexico City (Mexico), Office of the President of the Republic of Croatia (Zagreb, Croatia), Orange Regional Art Gallery - Australia and other public, corporate and private collections.
According to the Badan Rynkowych Institute (Warsaw) survey report from 2007 (Opinie internautów o Muzeum Sztuki Nowoczesnej w Warszawie, nagrodzonym projekcie budynku i wirtualnym Forum sztuki), Krupa appears among 70 most wanted currently working/creating artists in the future collections of the Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw (MSN).