Artist : Suparto

Suparto ( 1924 - 2001 ) was born in Yogyakarta. During the Japan Occupation he studied at Keimin Bunka Shidosho in Bandung. He was a painter as well as sculptor. He had the special style of lyrical decorative by the naive form and the refinement of colours. Beside collective exhibition, Suparto also exhibited his works individually, in Surabaya in 1949, in Jakarta, at Galeri Hadiprana, Mitra Budaya, and Chase Manhattan Bank in 1970. He joined the joint exhibition ASEAN countries. In 1971, he got an award Anugerah Seni ( Art Award ) from Pemerintah republik Indonesia ( Government of Indonesian Republic ).