Biography of Affandi

affandiAffandi was born in Cirebon, West Java, in 1907. The date and month of birth is not known for certain. His father named R. Koesoema is an orderly measuring the sugar factory in Ciledug. Affandi was educated AMS-B final in Jakarta. At the age of 26 years, precisely in 1933, Affandi was married to Maryati, a girl born in Bogor. Affandi and Maryati blessed with a daughter who will inherit his father's talent as a painter, the Kartika (pic of Kartika's in the right bellow).

Before starting to paint, Affandi had been a teacher and has also worked as a torn tickaffandi daughteret and cinema billboard image maker in one of cinema in Bandung. This job is no longer cultivated because of Affandi's more interested in the field of painting. Around the year 30's, Affandi join a group of Lima Bandung, which is a group of five painters Bandung. They are Hendra Gunawan, Barli, Sudarso, and Wahdi and Affandi who believed served as group leader. This group has a big influence in the development of Indonesian art. This group is different from the Expert Picture Association of Indonesia (Persagi) in 1938, but a joint study group together and help each other painters.

In 1943, Affandi held his first solo exhibition in Building Djakarta sons who was ongoing occupation of Japanese troops in Indonesia. Four series - which consists of Ir. Soekarno, Drs. Mohammad Hatta, Ki Hajar Dewantara, and Kyai Haji Mas Mansour - leading the Cultural Section of the sons (Poesat People's Power) to take part. In the Cultural Section of these sons Affandi act as executor and S. workers Soedjojono in charge, who immediately entered into a relationship with Bung Karno.

Before and after the proclamation of Indonesian independence on August 17, 1945 which echoed lukisan affandiBung Karno and Bung Hatta, Affandi active in making the posters evoke the spirit of the struggle for Indonesian people's struggle against Dutch colonialism who wish to re-colonize Indonesia. This activity is carried out together with painters and other artists joined in the Cultural Section of the sons, among others: S. Soedjojono, Dullah, Trubus, and Chairil Anwar. Furthermore, Affandi decided to move to Yogyakarta and establish association "Artists Communities" 1945. This society eventually became "Indonesia Young Artists' after S. Soedjojono also moved to Yogyakarta. In 1947, Affandi founded the "People's Painter" with Hendra Gunawan and Kusnadi, to provide learning opportunities to the younger generation is hungry for education and practice of painting. Then in 1948, Affandi moved back to Jakarta and co-founded association "Indonesian Painters Association."

affandiNot long after that, namely in 1949, Affandi get a Grant from the government of India and stayed for 2 years in India. There, Affandi painted activity and also held exhibitions in major cities in India until 1951. Furthermore, Affandi traveling exhibition held in European countries, including London, Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris and Rome. Affandi was also appointed by the Indonesian government to represent Indonesia in international exhibitions (the Biennale Exhibition) three times in succession, namely in Brazil (1952), in Venice (Italy - 1954), and in Sao Paulo (1956). In Venice, Italy, Affandi managed to win prizes.

You can see the journey of life Affandi personally or accomplishments achieved during the Affandi ever choose to become a painter.



  1. mampir mbak anjieyayaya .. okok ;)
    Affandi sebelahnya Gejayan yah ,, ahihihi :p

  2. saya juga mampir yya mbak..
    hmmm, dikasih jajanan gag yah??? :-o
    ahihihihi :P


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