Indonesian, 20th century, male.
Born 1915, in Surakarta (Java); died 1992.
Painter, pastellist. Figures, nudes, portraits, scenes with figures, genre scenes, landscapes.
The son of Abdullah Soerjosoebroto, also a painter, Basuki Abdullah studied at the fine arts academy in The Hague. He travelled to Paris and Rome, and his work has been exhibited in Bangkok, Malaya, Japan, the Netherlands, England and Portugal. He is known as a portrait painter, particularly for his paintings of beautiful Indonesian women, but also painted rural flora and fauna, landscapes and court scenes....