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Rose Pandanwangi: Keeping Sudjojono’s spirit alive

  • Novia D. Rulistia

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, March 25 2013   /  12:11 pm

JP/Novia D. Rulistia It has been more than two decades since the passing of one of Indonesia’s greatest painters, S. Sudjojono, but his brilliant artworks and thinking remain alive thanks to his wife, Rose Pandanwangi Sudjojono.

The 84-year-old seriosa singer recently talked about the greatness of her late husband, and how inspiring he was as a human being.  

In 2006, she established the S. Sudjojono Center so that people could learn more about Sudjojono.

“Besides preserving his paintings, we also want to keep everything about him in the center, like his writings and other things,” she said.

Rose said Sudjojono was not only a painter but also a thinker, so that he was often called a philosopher among Indonesian artists.  

His love and dedication to Indonesia made him a true nationalist, she added.

“He thought a lot of things ab...