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b. 1922 - d. 1994

Sudjana Kerton (22 November 1922 – April 1994) was an Indonesian painter. Born at Bandung in the midst of political transition of the country from the Dutch colonial era to the independent republic of Indonesia, Kerton's paintings exhibited the revolutionary era of Indonesia. He was an artist of a generation that was globally aware, politically active, and intensely involved with aesthetic and formal questions. Kerton is recognized as one of Indonesia’s most original and controversial artists.

As a young man, Kerton had many interactions with both Indonesians and Dutch residents. After Indonesian independence, Kerton joined with other artists working with the new national government of Sukarno, and became an artistic journalist. His drawings documented the Indonesian independence efforts on the battlefield, at the negotiation table, and in secret underground meetings.

During the Indonesia revolution period, Kerton's ideology went along with the anti-Dutch movements that he had to move from Jakarta to Yogyakarta. Through his sketches and drawings, he immortalized several important historical events, including the sovereignty transfer from the Dutch to Indonesia in 1949. His fierce sense of nationalism carried over into his work, and many of his paintings convey a sense of pride in his country.

In the early 1950s, Kerton studied art and life in very different cultures in Europe, including the Netherlands and France. He also visited Mexico, where he studied the role of artists during the Mexican revolution. Kerton studied at the Art Student League at New York City, where he learned from Yasuo Kuniyoshi and Harry Sternberg. Kerton’s woodcut entitled Homeward was chosen by the UNICEF for their Christmas card in 1964. The woodcut depicts a family returning home from a daily work at the fields.

Kerton settled in the New York City, married, and raised a family. He returned to Indonesia in 1976. Everyday life in Indonesia became his constant theme, in which he put tones to bold colors and vivid scenery.

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        • SUDJANA KERTON | Bersolek, 1981
          Dec. 08, 2023

          SUDJANA KERTON | Bersolek, 1981

          Est: S$2,200 - S$3,100

          Pencil and watercoor on paper: 43 x 32 cm Signed and dated, lower right: S. Kerton'81

          Global Auction
        • SUDJANA KERTON | Landscape, 1967
          Aug. 13, 2023

          SUDJANA KERTON | Landscape, 1967

          Est: S$2,200 - S$3,100

          Oil on canvas: 36 x 53 cm Signed and dated, lower right: S.Kerton'67

          Global Auction
        • SUDJANA KERTON | Jatuhnya Matador (The Fallen Matador)
          Jan. 14, 2023

          SUDJANA KERTON | Jatuhnya Matador (The Fallen Matador)

          Est: SGD38,000 - SGD50,000

          60 x 90 cm ; 96 x 125 cm (with frame) oil on canvas signed lower right This work is accompanied with a certificate from the family of the late S. Kerton 蘇加那·克爾頓《斗牛士》年作 油彩 画布 款识:S. Kerton(右下) 此作品附上艺术家家属的保证书 Bid online at https://auctions.33auction.com/lots/view/1-6WOVT2/

          33 Auction
        • SUDJANA KERTON | Mexico Scene
          Jan. 14, 2023

          SUDJANA KERTON | Mexico Scene

          Est: SGD10,000 - SGD15,000

          51 x 66 cm ; 86 x 101 cm (with frame) oil on canvas with inscription "Mexico Scene" by Sudjana Kerton 1963 Attested to by (signature) Lousie Kerton verso 蘇加那·克爾頓《墨西哥场景》1963 年作 油彩 画布 款识:"Mexico Scene" by Sudjana Kerton 1963 Attested to by Lousie Kerton(画背) Bid online at https://auctions.33auction.com/lots/view/1-6WOVT0/

          33 Auction
        • SUDJANA KERTON | Village
          Jan. 14, 2023

          SUDJANA KERTON | Village

          Est: SGD30,000 - SGD50,000

          61 x 127.5 cm ; 80 x 146.5 cm (with frame) oil on canvas signed and dated 58 lower right Provenance: Sotheby's, Singapore, 1 April 2001, lot 106; Private collection, Singapore (acquired from the above auction) 蘇加那·克爾頓《村庄》1958 年作 油彩 画布 款识:S. Kerton ‘58(右下) Bid online at https://auctions.33auction.com/lots/view/1-6WOVSY/

          33 Auction
        • SUDJANA KERTON (1922-1994) Anak-Anak Bermain (Children at Play) oil on canv
          Dec. 01, 2022

          SUDJANA KERTON (1922-1994) Anak-Anak Bermain (Children at Play) oil on canv

          Est: $1,400,000 - $2,400,000

          SUDJANA KERTON (1922-1994) Anak-Anak Bermain (Children at Play) oil on canvas 100 x 150 cm. (39 3/8 x 59 in.)

          Christie's
        • SUDJANA KERTON (1922-1994) Pelindung: The Protector oil on canvas 138 x 98
          Nov. 30, 2022

          SUDJANA KERTON (1922-1994) Pelindung: The Protector oil on canvas 138 x 98

          Est: $2,200,000 - $3,200,000

          SUDJANA KERTON (1922-1994) Pelindung: The Protector oil on canvas 138 x 98 cm. (54 3/8 x 38 5/8 in.)

          Christie's
        • Kerton, Sudjana; a. Portrait; b. Love Affair
          Nov. 19, 2022

          Kerton, Sudjana; a. Portrait; b. Love Affair

          Est: £650 - £850

          Kerton, Sudjana (1922 - 1994, Indonesian), a. Portrait; b. Love Affair, , a. gouache on paper; b. pastel on paper, a. 31 x 27 cm; b. 30 x 27 cm, a. signed on lower right; b. signed on lower right, Pick up point: Jakarta, Tags: Indonesia, Indonesian, modern, cubism, drawing IMPORTANT INFO Bidders need to know We encourage all buyers to check for condition reports and or other photos before bidding. The absence of a condition report does not imply that the lot is free from damage and wear. Please go through photos for more details on conditions and age; color will be different depends on your screen. All the items are sold as is and all sales are final. We encourage all bidders to review our terms and conditions before bidding. Please contact us through email [email protected] if you need any further information.

          Larasati Auctioneers
        • SUDJANA KERTON (1922-1994) Lahang (Palm Wine) oil on canvas 124.5 x 148 cm.
          May. 27, 2022

          SUDJANA KERTON (1922-1994) Lahang (Palm Wine) oil on canvas 124.5 x 148 cm.

          Est: $1,000,000 - $1,800,000

          SUDJANA KERTON (1922-1994) Lahang (Palm Wine) oil on canvas 124.5 x 148 cm. (49 x 58 1/4 in.)

          Christie's
        • SUDJANA KERTON (1922-1994) Planting Rice oil on canvas 70 x 86 cm. (27 1/2
          Dec. 02, 2021

          SUDJANA KERTON (1922-1994) Planting Rice oil on canvas 70 x 86 cm. (27 1/2

          Est: $260,000 - $360,000

          SUDJANA KERTON (1922-1994) Planting Rice oil on canvas 70 x 86 cm. (27 1/2 x 33 7/8 in.)

          Christie's
        • SUDJANA KERTON (1922-1994) Kuda Lumping (Flat horse-trance dance) oil on ca
          Dec. 01, 2021

          SUDJANA KERTON (1922-1994) Kuda Lumping (Flat horse-trance dance) oil on ca

          Est: $4,300,000 - $6,300,000

          SUDJANA KERTON (1922-1994) Kuda Lumping (Flat horse-trance dance) oil on canvas 110 x 141.5 cm. (43?¼ x 55?¾ in.)

          Christie's
        • Sudjana Kerton (1922-1994) Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris
          Nov. 27, 2021

          Sudjana Kerton (1922-1994) Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris

          Est: $50,000 - $80,000

          Sudjana Kerton (1922-1994) Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris circa 1955 signed; with a personal note from artist on the reverse mixed media 23.2 by 30.5 cm. 9 1/8 by 12 in. For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

          Bonhams
        • SUDJANA KERTON (1922-1994)
          Oct. 29, 2021

          SUDJANA KERTON (1922-1994)

          Est: €500 - €800

          Sudjana KERTON (1922-1994) Personnages Huile sur panneau porte un monogramme en bas gauche 49 x 33,5-19,29 x 13,18 in. Oil on panel with a monogram lower left

          Maison Verneuil
        • Attribué à Sudjana KERTON (1922-1994)
          Jul. 22, 2021

          Attribué à Sudjana KERTON (1922-1994)

          Est: €500 - €800

          Attribué à Sudjana KERTON (1922-1994) Personnages Huile sur panneau porte un monogramme en bas gauche 49 x 33,5-19,29 x 13,18 in. Oil on panel with a monogram lower left

          Maison Verneuil
        • Makan Bakso
          Mar. 28, 2021

          Makan Bakso

          Est: S$700 - S$1,500

          Kerton, Sudjana (1922 - 1994, Indonesian), Makan Bakso, created in 1984, mixed media on paper, 40 x 50 cm, signed and dated on lower left, Pick-up Point: Jakarta, Tags: Indonesian, master, drawing IMPORTANT INFO Bidders need to know We encourage all buyers to check for condition reports and or other photos before bidding. The absence of a condition report does not imply that the lot is free from damage and wear. Please go through photos for more details on conditions and age; color will be different depends on your screen. All the items are sold as is and all sales are final. We encourage all bidders to review our terms and conditions before bidding. Please contact us through email [email protected] if you need any further information.

          Larasati Auctioneers
        • SUDJANA KERTON (1922-1994) Obat Mustajab (Effective Medicine) oil on canvas 105 x 107 cm. (41 3/8 x 42 1/8 in.)
          Nov. 24, 2019

          SUDJANA KERTON (1922-1994) Obat Mustajab (Effective Medicine) oil on canvas 105 x 107 cm. (41 3/8 x 42 1/8 in.)

          Est: $750,000 - $950,000

          SUDJANA KERTON (1922-1994) Obat Mustajab (Effective Medicine) signed '79 S. Kerton' (lower right); titled 'Obat Mustajab' (on reverse) oil on canvas 105 x 107 cm. (41 3/8 x 42 1/8 in.) Painted in 1979

          Christie's
        • SUDJANA KERTON (1922-1994) Balloon Seller oil on canvas 94 x 64.5 cm. (37 x 25 3/8 in.)
          Nov. 24, 2019

          SUDJANA KERTON (1922-1994) Balloon Seller oil on canvas 94 x 64.5 cm. (37 x 25 3/8 in.)

          Est: $500,000 - $700,000

          SUDJANA KERTON (1922-1994) Balloon Seller signed and dated ‘S. KERTON 84' (lower right) oil on canvas 94 x 64.5 cm. (37 x 25 3/8 in.) Painted in 1984

          Christie's
        • SUDJANA KERTON | Planting Rice
          Oct. 06, 2019

          SUDJANA KERTON | Planting Rice

          Est: $400,000 - $600,000

          Oil on canvas

          Sotheby's
        • Kerton, Sudjana (Bandung, W. Java, 1922 - 1993) - Sitting Gentleman
          Aug. 03, 2019

          Kerton, Sudjana (Bandung, W. Java, 1922 - 1993) - Sitting Gentleman

          Est: Rp6,000,000 - Rp9,000,000

          Kerton, Sudjana (Bandung, W. Java, 1922 - 1993) Sitting Gentleman watercolor on paper 30 x 21 cm signed (lower left): “SK”

          Sidharta Auctioneer
        • Kerton, Sudjana (Bandung, W. Java, 1922 - 1993) - Landscape Mount Manglayang
          Aug. 03, 2019

          Kerton, Sudjana (Bandung, W. Java, 1922 - 1993) - Landscape Mount Manglayang

          Est: Rp8,000,000 - Rp12,000,000

          Kerton, Sudjana (Bandung, W. Java, 1922 - 1993) Landscape Mount Manglayang 1982 watercolor on paper 34.5 x 54 cm signed (lower right): “S. Kerton”

          Sidharta Auctioneer
        • SUDJANA KERTON (INDONESIA, 1922-1994) Kembang (Flower) oil on canvas 59.5 x 50.5 cm. (23 3/8 x 19 7/8 in.)
          May. 26, 2019

          SUDJANA KERTON (INDONESIA, 1922-1994) Kembang (Flower) oil on canvas 59.5 x 50.5 cm. (23 3/8 x 19 7/8 in.)

          Est: $180,000 - $280,000

          SUDJANA KERTON (INDONESIA, 1922-1994) Kembang (Flower) signed and dated 'S. Kerton '81' (lower right) oil on canvas 59.5 x 50.5 cm. (23 3/8 x 19 7/8 in.) Painted in 1981

          Christie's
        • SUDJANA KERTON (INDONESIA, 1922-1994) Wayang Golek oil on canvas 100.5 x 150.5 cm. (39 5/8 x 59 1/4 in.)
          May. 25, 2019

          SUDJANA KERTON (INDONESIA, 1922-1994) Wayang Golek oil on canvas 100.5 x 150.5 cm. (39 5/8 x 59 1/4 in.)

          Est: $1,600,000 - $2,600,000

          SUDJANA KERTON (INDONESIA, 1922-1994) Wayang Golek signed and dated 'S. KERTON' 82' (lower right) oil on canvas 100.5 x 150.5 cm. (39 5/8 x 59 1/4 in.) Painted in 1982

          Christie's
        • SUDJANA KERTON | The Vase
          Apr. 01, 2019

          SUDJANA KERTON | The Vase

          Est: $100,000 - $150,000

          Oil on canvas 

          Sotheby's
        • SUDJANA KERTON | Harvest
          Apr. 01, 2019

          SUDJANA KERTON | Harvest

          Est: $550,000 - $750,000

          Oil on canvas 

          Sotheby's
        • Women with Fish
          Dec. 09, 2018

          Women with Fish

          Est: Rp12,000,000 - Rp15,000,000

          serigraph ed. 6/10, 60 x 80 cm, inscribed, numbered and signed on lower side

          Larasati Auctioneers
        • Washington Street Scene
          Dec. 09, 2018

          Washington Street Scene

          Est: Rp27,000,000 - Rp35,000,000

          1984, pastels on paper, 30 x 44 cm, signed on lower right

          Larasati Auctioneers
        • Pemandangan Toko Cina
          May. 27, 2018

          Pemandangan Toko Cina

          Est: Rp4,800,000 - Rp7,200,000

          Pemandangan Toko Cina

          Sidharta Auctioneer
        • SUDJANA KERTON (INDONESIA, 1922-1994) NUDE
          May. 28, 2017

          SUDJANA KERTON (INDONESIA, 1922-1994) NUDE

          Est: $240,000 - $350,000

          SUDJANA KERTON (INDONESIA, 1922-1994) NUDE oil on canvas 78 x 102 cm. (30 3/4 x 40 1/8 in.)

          Christie's
        • SUDJANA KERTON (INDONESIA, 1922-1994) Lalu Lintas (Street Scene)
          May. 27, 2017

          SUDJANA KERTON (INDONESIA, 1922-1994) Lalu Lintas (Street Scene)

          Est: $1,500,000 - $2,000,000

          SUDJANA KERTON (INDONESIA, 1922-1994) Lalu Lintas (Street Scene) oil on canvas 71 x 122.5 cm. (28 x 48 in.)

          Christie's
        • Eileen
          Oct. 29, 2016

          Eileen

          Est: S$1,200 - S$1,600

          pastel on paper, signed and dated on lower right

          Larasati Auctioneers
        • +SUDJANA KERTON | Fortune Teller
          Oct. 15, 2016

          +SUDJANA KERTON | Fortune Teller

          Est: S$45,000 - S$75,000

          130 x 172 cm | oil on canvas | signed and dated ÌÓ59 lower right

          33 Auction
        • SUDJANA KERTON | Father and Son
          Oct. 15, 2016

          SUDJANA KERTON | Father and Son

          Est: S$9,000 - S$12,000

          60 x 90 cm | watercolour on paper | signed and dated '82 lower right

          33 Auction
        • Kerton, Sudjana
          May. 22, 2016

          Kerton, Sudjana

          Est: Rp9,000,000 - Rp13,500,000

          Kerton, Sudjana Olympia Typewriter and Dutch Colonial Desk Table : h. 76 cm, l. 130 cm, w. 85 cmTypewriter : h. 12 cm, l. 40 cm, w. 34 cm

          Sidharta Auctioneer
        • Kerton, Sudjana
          May. 22, 2016

          Kerton, Sudjana

          Est: Rp10,000,000 - Rp15,000,000

          Kerton, Sudjana Antique Corner Table 1920 - 1930 h. 46 cm, w. 140 cm, I. 141 cm

          Sidharta Auctioneer
        • Kerton, Sudjana
          May. 22, 2016

          Kerton, Sudjana

          Est: Rp6,000,000 - Rp9,000,000

          Kerton, Sudjana (Bandung, W. Java, 1922 - 1993) Toekang Mendjait Pasar Baroe 1948 ink on paper 15,7 x 20,7 cm signed and dated (upper right): “Toekang mendjait Pasar Baroe Bdg SK 29 11 48”

          Sidharta Auctioneer
        • Kerton, Sudjana
          May. 22, 2016

          Kerton, Sudjana

          Est: Rp7,000,000 - Rp10,500,000

          Kerton, Sudjana (Bandung, W. Java, 1922 - 1993) Pemandangan Toko Cina 1946 ink on paper 24,2 x 30 cm signed and dated (lower left): ”Achterpassarstraat SK 26 12 46”(?)

          Sidharta Auctioneer
        • SUDJANA KERTON | Embun (Dew)
          Apr. 04, 2016

          SUDJANA KERTON | Embun (Dew)

          Est: $320,000 - $550,000

          Oil on canvas

          Sotheby's
        • SUDJANA KERTON | Mencari Kutu (Picking for Lice)
          Apr. 04, 2016

          SUDJANA KERTON | Mencari Kutu (Picking for Lice)

          Est: $450,000 - $680,000

          Oil on canvas

          Sotheby's
        • SUDJANA KERTON | Market
          Apr. 04, 2016

          SUDJANA KERTON | Market

          Est: $300,000 - $500,000

          Oil on canvas

          Sotheby's
        • SUDJANA KERTON | Makan Bakso (Eating Meatballs)
          Oct. 05, 2015

          SUDJANA KERTON | Makan Bakso (Eating Meatballs)

          Est: $500,000 - $700,000

          Oil on canvas

          Sotheby's
        • SUDJANA KERTON | Panen (Harvest)
          Oct. 05, 2015

          SUDJANA KERTON | Panen (Harvest)

          Est: $500,000 - $700,000

          Oil on canvas

          Sotheby's
        • SUDJANA KERTON | Roses 
          Apr. 05, 2015

          SUDJANA KERTON | Roses 

          Est: $50,000 - $80,000

          Oil on canvas fixed on board

          Sotheby's
        • SUDJANA KERTON | Pijat (Massage)
          Apr. 05, 2015

          SUDJANA KERTON | Pijat (Massage)

          Est: $400,000 - $500,000

          Oil on canvas

          Sotheby's
        • A WATERCOLOUR BY SUDJANA KERTON (1922-1994). 22 x
          Oct. 31, 2012

          A WATERCOLOUR BY SUDJANA KERTON (1922-1994). 22 x

          Est: CHF2,000 - CHF3,000

          A WATERCOLOUR BY SUDJANA KERTON (1922-1994). 22 x 29cm. European street scene. Signed and dated 1984. SUDJANA KERTON (1922-1994). 22 x 29cm. Aquarell auf Papier. Europäische Strassenszene. Signiert: S. Kerton '84.

          Koller Auctions
        • SUDJANA KERTON
          May. 27, 2012

          SUDJANA KERTON

          Est: $450,000 - $600,000

          SUDJANA KERTON (Indonesian, 1922-1994) Anak-Anak Bermain (Children at Play) signed and dated 'S. KERTON, '89' (lower right) oil on canvas 100 x 150 cm. (39 x 59 in.) Painted in 1989

          Christie's
        • SUDJANA  KERTON
          Apr. 02, 2012

          SUDJANA  KERTON

          Est: $150,000 - $200,000

          1922-1994 COCKFIGHT Signed  Oil  on  canvas 64.5  BY  94.5  CM.;  25  1/4    BY  37  IN.

          Sotheby's
        • SUDJANA KERTON (Indonesia 1922-1994)
          May. 30, 2011

          SUDJANA KERTON (Indonesia 1922-1994)

          Est: $1,400,000 - $1,700,000

          SUDJANA KERTON (Indonesia 1922-1994) Anak Bermain Layangan (Boys with Kites) signed 'S.KERTON '92' (lower right); inscribed 'BERMAIN LAYANGAN BOYS WITH KITES 1992, Louise Kerton' (on the reverse) oil on canvas 44 1/8 x 32 1/8 in. (112 x 82 cm.) Painted in 1992

          Christie's
        • SUDJANA KERTON
          Apr. 04, 2011

          SUDJANA KERTON

          Est: $80,000 - $150,000

          SUDJANA KERTON 1922-1994 STILL LIFE OIL ON CANVAS 74.5 by 66.5 cm.; 29 1/4 by 26 in.

          Sotheby's
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