AAL at Masterpiece: One East Asia

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Gregorius Sidharta SoegijoSeated Nude, 1967

Bronze (ed. 3/ 7)

28 x 10 x 15cm

Sidharta Soegijo, Gregorius (Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 1932-2006) Sidharta studied at ASRI (Indonesian Academy of Fine Arts), Yogyakarta (1953) and continued his studies at the Jan van Eyck Academy, The Netherlands (1957).  He taught at ASRI Yogyakarta from 1958-64, then moved to Bandung where he taught in the Fine Arts Department of ITB (Bandung Institute of Technology) from 1965-97.  From 1970-73 he also taught at IKJ (Jakarta Institute of Arts).

He had solo exhibitions in Jakarta, Bandung, Yogyakarta and Magelang, and also participated in numerous group exhibitions in Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Japan, India, Poland and Norway.  Awards received include Best Painting by the Badan Musyawarah Kebudayaan Nasional in 1952; Indonesian Government Art Award in 1980; winner of the Tanjung Priok Harbour Monument competition in 1980; Best Sculpture awarded by DKJ (Jakarta Arts Council) in 1986; and ASEAN Cultural Award in 1990.

Sidharta created numerous public monuments and sculptures in Indonesia, Korea, the Philippines and Japan.  He retired from teaching at ITB in 1997, and was the chairman of API (Indonesian Association of Sculptors) from 2000-2003.

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