Lot 69 | 8 November 2020



LOT 69


B. Indonesia, 1913 – 1986

Still Life Flowers, 1961

Signed and dated “S Sudjojono 1961” on lower right

Oil on board

39.5 x 29 cm

Private Collection, USA

RM 15,000 – RM 30,000

Sindudarsono Sudjojono was born in North Sumatra, Indonesia, in 1913 and was a legendary painter. He was also an Indonesian nationalist, writer, teacher, art critic, and considered by some to be a political activist. He was dubbed “The Father of Modern Indonesian Art” and much of his art was an indirect political commentary on the struggles of the Indonesian people against colonialism. However, in this particular piece, Sindudarsono Sudjojono paints ‘Still Life Flowers’, with bursts of yellow and white petals attached to its stem that sits ever so comfortably in a tall white vase as they remain still in an eerie yet soothing room.