Artist : Kartono Yudhokusumo

Kartono Yudhokusumo ( 1924 - 1957 ) had the talent of painting since childhood. After graduating from the Senior High School, he learned painting toYazaki, Boshardt, Rutgers, and Sudjojono. At first, he painted the form of Realism by applying the colours a bit freely with disticnt lines. Then, he gave the spirit of surrealism in his art works. During the Japanase Occupation, in the exhibition in Keimin Bunka Sidhoso, he got an award from his work entitled "Ibu" ( Mother ). Finally, at the end of his process of creativity. Kartono found his own naive decorative style along with the nature of his lines since childhood. Kartono was the pionner in the modern decorative painting in Indonesia.