Hofker, Willem Gerard (b. the Hague, the Netherland, 1902 - Amsterdam, the Netherland, 1981) 

He studied at the Academy of Arts in The Hague and the Academy of Fine Arts in Amsterdam. Hofker arrived in Indonesia in 1938, visited Batavia, Bandung, Bogor and Bali. He lived in Bali 1938-1944 with his wife Maria Hofker-Reuter who was also a painter. During World War II he was interned by the Japanese and put in a camp.

 

Some of the works he made there were shown in the exhibition Nederlanders in Japanese Kampen held in several cities in The Netherlands in 1975 and 1976. Hofker returned to the Netherlands in 1946. In 1978, he published part of his Balinese series: Bali Gezien door Willem Hofker, which is dedicated to his best friend Rudolf Bonnet.

Self-portrait

Study of an Equestrian Statue in Copenhagen

The Magnificent Tree

Temple's Gate

Poera Bayoe Karoe Oebed

Balinese Dancer