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Srihadi Soedarsono

Kanjeng Raden Haryo Tumenggung H. Srihadi Soedarsono Adhikoesoemo (4 December 1931 – 26 February 2022) was an Indonesian painter and tenured lecturer. He married Farida Srihadi, who is also an accomplished painter that studied at the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB), as well as abroad in the Netherlands and England.

Srihadi Soedarsono's work has a long and continuous process. Early work was strongly influenced by educational outcomes, namely synthetic geometry. In the 1960s, he began to experiment with abstract forms through paper cut patches and color spontaneity. Entering the 1970s, he tended to be impressionist through watercolor and expressionist through oil paint and often included symbolic elements in his paintings.

Finally, his work appears in a simplified form with a strong horizon line, as well as paintings of poetic figures inspired by Zen teachings.

The works of Srihadi are shown in numerous public collections:

  • National Museum of Indonesia, Jakarta

  • National Gallery of Indonesia, with a Solo exhibition in 2020

  • State Palace Collection, Jakarta, Indonesia

  • The United Nations, New York, USA

  • Museum of Modern art, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • Asia and Pacific Museum, Warsaw, Poland

  • Ohio State University, OH, USA

  • Fordham University, New York, USA

  • Neka Museum, Bali, Indonesia

As a dedicated and senior painter, Srihadi received many awards, including:[7]

  • National Award for Contemporary Art from the Government of the Republic of Indonesia, 1971

  • Cultural Award from the Australian Government, 1973

  • The Netherlands Governmental Cultural Grant, 1977

  • The best prize at the Biennale Jakarta III Indonesian Painting, 1978

  • Fulbright Grant from the United States Government, 1979

  • Seoul International Art Competitor's Award

  • Satalyana Kearya Satya Award for Cultural Achievements of the Republic of Indonesia, 1989 and 1996

  • The Japan Foundation Cultural Grant, 1990

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