Balinese Woman

Han, Snel (b. Scheveningen, the Netherland, 1925 - 1998) 

He trained at a graphic arts academy in The Hague. He went to Indonesia in 1946 as a soldier, and late in 1949 after Holland acknowledge Indonesia's Independence, he applied for a politic asylum and became the first European citizen to be granted Indonesian citizenship. Snel lived in Bali from 1950 to 1998, fell in love with his favorite model Ni Made Siti and they married in 1958.

 

He had his first solo exhibition in Jakarta in 1962, followed by another solo exhibition in Tokyo 1965 and participated in numerous exhibitions in Indonesia and overseas.