Affandi

Painting, Visual Artist

1907 – 1990

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Who was Affandi?

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 how to paint. He married Maryati, a fellow artist. One of his children, Kartika also became an artist.

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Born
1907
Cirebon
Children
Ethnicity
  • Javanese people
Nationality
  • Indonesia
Profession
Died
May 23, 1990

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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