Mochtar Apin (1923–1994) was an Indonesian painter.
He was co-founder of the Gelanggang Seniman Muda (Arena of Independent Artists) movement in Jarkarta in 1946 and a enthusiast of the Bandung Institute of Technology. Alongside other painters, intellectuals and poets, he advocated a universalist ideal for culture, advocating the instigation of art concerns that could communicate to people of whatever backgrounds. Mochtar was without difficulty travelled and for seven years of his life, from 1951 to 1959, he took the initiative to journey approximately Europe looking at art and visiting museums. With such knowledge, Mochtar was competently equipped to debate on the role of art in Indonesia.
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