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This is Marina Joesoef

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By Gwylym Owen

Marina Joesoef — born Marina Sastrowardoyo March 24, 1959 in Jakarta, Indonesia — is an Indonesian artist. She is a painter having recent exhibitions in Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia. She is in addition to known as Marina Joesoef Sastrowardoyo, though Joesoef is her married surname.

In the at the forefront 1960s, Marina joined her parents and brothers to rouse in Los Angeles and Leiden, Netherlands, where her father, Dr. Sumarsono Sastrowardoyo, studied urology for six years, including a stint at University of California, Los Angeles. Marina attended schools in Santa Monica and Leiden.

After returning home to Indonesia, in 1976 she participated in a Miss Teen pageant organized by Gadis magazine and won the first prize.

Ms. Joesoef is the eldest daughter of Dr. Sumarsono Sastrowardoyo, a physician, surgeon and memoirist, and the late Ina Sastrowardoyo. An older brother, Ariawan Sastrowardoyo, died in 1995. Another brother, Dr. Aswin W. Sastrowardoyo, is a physician who was formerly a guitarist and vocalist considering the music charity Chaseiro from 1979 to 1983, and a younger sister, Lisa Damayanti Sastrowardoyo (b. 1962).

The actress Dian Sastrowardoyo is a niece of Ms. Joesoef.

She was married to the late Mr. Iwan V. Joesoef, a businessman, and has two sons Marwan Arie Joesoef (born 26/5/1976), Nurfahd S. Joesoef (born 4/3/1979) and one daughter Tiara R. Joesoef (born 5/7/1999)

Her paternal grandfather, Sutejo Sastrowardoyo, traced the family’s ancestry back up 18 generations to 15th century Java.

Ms. Sastrowardoyo is fluent in Dutch and English, as capably her indigenous Javanese and Indonesian.

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