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This is Basuki Abdullah

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By Gwylym Owen

Basuki Abdullah (25 January 1915 in Surakarta, Central Java – 5 November 1993 in Jakarta) was an Indonesian painter and a convert to Roman Catholicism from Islam. His decree is characterized as veracity and has been exhibited in the Indonesian National Gallery. He acknowledged formal training in The Hague. During the Japanese movement of Indonesia he was an art teacher. After the charge he became known internationally, winning an art contest on the occasion of the accession in the Netherlands of Queen Juliana. His status in Indonesia provided an opportunity to paint the certified portrait of President Suharto. Abdullah was beaten to death by three assailants during a break-in at his Jakarta home.

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