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Jakarta Post

Jeihan Sukmantoro, painter extraordinaire, passes away at 81

  • Josa Lukman

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, December 2 2019   /  12:47 am
Jeihan Sukmantoro (Tribunnews/Gani Kurniawan)(Tribunnews/Gani Kurniawan)

Jeihan Sukmantoro (Tribunnews/Gani Kurniawan)The Indonesian art scene has been dealt another blow with the passing of legendary painter Jeihan Sukmantoro.

Jeihan passed away on Friday evening at the age of 81 at his studio in Bandung, West Java. He is survived by his wife Sri Sunarsih, six children and 11 grandchildren.

Jeihan had suffered complications from lymphatic cancer. His eldest son Atasi Amin said he had been discharged from Santo Borromeus Hospital in Bandung after treatment had no effect.

“Bapak wanted to be brought into the studio, as he wanted to rest for his final moments there,” he said as quoted by

A funeral procession took place on Saturday morning, taking Jeihan to his final resting place at a pendopo (pavilion) near his studio as per his last requests.

Born in Surakarta, Central Java, in 1938, Jeihan had been...