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Gunarsa, Nyoman (b. Klungkung, Indonesia, 1944) 


He graduated from Academy of Fine Arts in Yogyakarta, Indonesia in 1963, where he has been a teacher for over 27 years. Mr. Gunarsa has received many awards for his inimitable artistic style characterized by lively brushstrokes and colorful palette, including the International European Prize (Belgium), the Siwa Nataraja Award (Indonesia), and Dharma Kusuma from the Governor of Bali.

His paintings, focused largely on capturing the dazzling color and movement of Balinese dancers, have been exhibited throughout Asia, Europe and the United States. His works is permanently exhibited at most Indonesia Museums, the Presidential Palace in Bogor, the Fukuoka Museum, the Hermittage Museum in St, Petersburg, the National Museum of Singapore, the East West Center in Honolulu, the Unilever Building in Rotterdam, and the Hamburgiche’ Bank Building in Hamburg. Individual collectors for his works include former U.S. Presidents Gerard Ford and Ronald Reagan, former U.S. Ambassadors to Indonesia Paul Wolfowitz and Edward Master, and former Indonesian Presidents Suharto and B.J. Habibie.


Born in Klungklung, Gunarsa is a graduate of the Indonesian Academy of Fine Arts in Yogyakarta where he is currently a lecturer. Hindu-Balinese influences are highly evident in the explosive abstract expressionism of Gunarsa's paintings. His awards include the Pratisara Affandi Adikarya (1976), the Biennial Indonesian Art Exhibition (1978 and 1980) and the Lempad prize (1980). In 1988, Gunarsa was a visiting artist at the Art of Bali exhibition held in Honolulu.


Two Women with Offering Bowls

Wanayng 1987


Offerings at Temple Gate

Ramayana Series


Dua Figur Wayang

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