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Portrait of an Indonesian Girl
Portrait of an Indonesian Girl
c. 1950s

Oil on canvas
32 x 28 cm
c. 1950s
Credit Line:
Collection of ILHAM Foundation
© Affandi Koesoema
About Affandi Koesoema

Born in West Java (1907 - 1990, Indonesia), Affandi is considered one of Indonesia’s greatest painters. A self-taught artist, he is famous for his wonderfully expressionist works which were painted directly from his paint tubes onto the canvas. In 1947, he founded  Pelukis Rakyat with Hendra Gunawan and in 1948 was one of the co-founders of Gabungan Pelukis Indonesia. Affandi’s works have been exhibited in numerous exhibitions all over the world. He represented Indonesia at the Sao Paulo Biennale in Brazil in 1953 and the Venice Biennale in Italy in 1964 and has received many awards and accolades including the Anugerah Seni art award from Indonesia in 1969, Honorary Doctorate of Letters from the University of Singapore in 1974, the Prix International Dag Hammarskjoeld Prize in 1976 and the Bintang Jasa Utama Award from Indonesia in 1978.