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October 25, 2014

Raden Saleh

Raden Saleh, The Greatest Painter from Dutch East Indies period

Raden Saleh Sjarif Boestaman (1811 - April 23, 1880) was an Indonesian Romantic painter of Javanese ethnicity who pioneered modern Indonesian art. He was considered to be the first modern artist from Indonesia (then Dutch East Indies), and his paintings corresponded with nineteenth-century romanticism which was popular in Europe at the time. He also expressed his cultural roots and inventiveness in his work.