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Famous Artists from Indonesia

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List of the most popular artists from Indonesia, listed alphabetically with photos when available. For centuries artists have been among the world's most important people, helping chronicle history and keep us entertained with one of the earliest forms of entertainment. Whether they're known for painting, sculpting, etching or drawing, the famous Indonesian artists on this list have kept that tradition alive by creating renowned pieces of art that have been praised around the world. You can find useful information below about these notable Indonesian artists, such as when they were born and where their place of birth was.

With artists ranging from Ida Bagus Made to I Ketut Soki, this is a great starting point for a list of your favorites.

This list answers the questions, "Which famous artists are from Indonesia?" and "Who are the most well-known Indonesian artists?"

For further information on these historic Indonesian artists, click on their names. If you're a fine art lover use this list of celebrated Indonesian artists to discover some new paintings that you will enjoy.



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    Hugo Arndt Rodolf, Baron van Lawick, known as Hugo van Lawick, was a Dutch wildlife filmmaker and photographer. Through his still photographs and films, Van Lawick helped popularize the study of chimpanzees during his then-wife Jane Goodall's studies at Gombe Stream National Park during the 1960s and ...more

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    • Birthplace: Surabaya, Indonesia
    • Nationality: Netherlands, Indonesia
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    Arie Smit

    Adrianus Wilhelmus "Arie" Smit is a Dutch-born Indonesian painter living on Bali.more

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    • Birthplace: Zaandam, Netherlands
    • Nationality: Netherlands, Indonesia
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Affandi was an Indonesian artist. Born in Cirebon, West Java, as the son of R. Koesoema, who was a surveyor at a local sugar factory, Affandi finished his upper secondary school in Jakarta. He gave up his studies to pursue his desire to become an artist. Beginning in 1934, Affandi began teaching himself ...more

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    • Birthplace: Cirebon, Indonesia
    • Nationality: Indonesia
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    ĀBasuki Abdullah 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 ...more

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    • Birthplace: Surakarta, Indonesia
    • Nationality: Indonesia
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Dr. Radius Prawiro, Drs.ec.,AK was an Indonesian economist and politician.more

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    • Birthplace: Indonesia
    • Nationality: Indonesia
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    Heri Dono is an Indonesian visual artist as artist painter, sculptor, and installation artist.more

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    • Birthplace: Jakarta, Indonesia
    • Nationality: Indonesia
    • Art Forms: Sculpture, Installation art, Painting
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    Delsy Syamsumar was a film art director.more

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    • Birthplace: Bukittinggi, Indonesia
    • Nationality: Indonesia
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Lee Man Fong

    Lee Man Fong was a painter born in Guangzhou, China. His father, a merchant with ten children, brought him to Singapore. When his father died in 1930, Man Fong had to work hard to earn a living for his mother and siblings using his skill in painting ads and artwork. However, that was not enough for him.more

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    • Birthplace: Guangzhou, China
    • Nationality: Indonesia
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Hartriono Benjamin Sastrowardoyo is a voiceover actor and American journalist reporting for the Metro section of The Asbury Park Press, as one of its staff writers, specifically Berkeley Township, but also with a specialty in writing about the U.S. space program and military affairs Immediately prior to ...more

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    • Birthplace: United States of America
    • Nationality: Indonesia, United States of America
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    Anak Agung Gde Sobrat

    Anak Agung Gde Sobrat was a painter in Indonesia.more

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    • Birthplace: Padangtegal, Indonesia
    • Nationality: Indonesia
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    Kartika Affandi-Koberl

    Kartika Affandi-Koberl, is an Indonesian artist born into a family of artists.more

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    • Birthplace: Jakarta, Indonesia
    • Nationality: Indonesia
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    Marina Joesoef

    Marina Joesoef — born Marina Sastrowardoyo March 24, 1959 in Jakarta, Indonesia — is an Indonesian artist. She is a painter having recent exhibitions in Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She is also known as Marina Joesoef Sastrowardoyo, though Joesoef is her married surname. In the early 1960s, ...more

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    • Birthplace: Indonesia
    • Nationality: Indonesia
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    Ida Bagus Made

    Ida Bagus Made Poleng was a traditional Balinese painter. Known also as Ida Bagus Made Poleng or Ida Bagus Made Tebesaya or simply Gus Made.more

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    • Birthplace: Ubud, Indonesia
    • Nationality: Indonesia
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    I Ketut Soki

    I Ketut Soki is a successful artist from Bali. As a boy, he was one of the first two children to receive art lessons from the famous artist Arie Smit, and so one of the founders of the "Young Artists" movement. In 1960, Arie Smit went for a walk through the rice fields in Penestanan, Bali, and found a ...more

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    • Nationality: Indonesia
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