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Basuki Abdullah Art for Sale and Sold Prices

Painter, b. 1915 - d. 1993

Basuki Abdullah (25 January 1915 in Surakarta, Central Java – 5 November 1993 in Jakarta) was an Indonesian painter and a convert to Roman Catholicism from Islam.His work is characterized as realism and has been exhibited in the Indonesian National Gallery. He received formal training in The Hague. During the Japanese occupation of Indonesia he was an art teacher. After the war he became known internationally, winning an art contest on the occasion of the accession in the Netherlands of Queen Juliana. His status in Indonesia provided an opportunity to paint the official portrait of President Suharto. Abdullah was beaten to death by three assailants during a break-in at his Jakarta home.

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About Basuki Abdullah

Painter, b. 1915 - d. 1993

Alias

Basoeki Abdullah

Biography

Basuki Abdullah (25 January 1915 in Surakarta, Central Java – 5 November 1993 in Jakarta) was an Indonesian painter and a convert to Roman Catholicism from Islam.His work is characterized as realism and has been exhibited in the Indonesian National Gallery. He received formal training in The Hague. During the Japanese occupation of Indonesia he was an art teacher. After the war he became known internationally, winning an art contest on the occasion of the accession in the Netherlands of Queen Juliana. His status in Indonesia provided an opportunity to paint the official portrait of President Suharto. Abdullah was beaten to death by three assailants during a break-in at his Jakarta home.

Notable Sold Lots

Basoeki Abdullah

Basoeki Abdullah

Sold: IDR 130,000,000
BASOEKI ABDULLAH | Lake

BASOEKI ABDULLAH | Lake

Sold: HKD 600,000
BASOEKI ABDULLAH | Nude

BASOEKI ABDULLAH | Nude

Sold: HKD 380,000
BASOEKI ABDULLAH | Seascape

BASOEKI ABDULLAH | Seascape

Sold: HKD 162,500

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