Basuki Abdullah was born in Surakarta , Central Java , January 25, 1915 – died 5 November 1993 at the age of 78 years ) is one of a master painter Indonesia.Ia known as flow realist painter and naturalist . He has been appointed as the official painter Merdeka Palace and his works adorn palaces and presidential Indonesian state , besides a collection of items from all over the world .
Painting talent inherited from his father , Abdullah Suriosubroto , who was also a painter and dancer . While his grandfather was a prominent Indonesian National Awakening Movement in the early 1900s that Doctor Wahidin Sudirohusodo . Since the age of 4 years Basuki Abdullah started fond of painting some famous personalities including Mahatma Gandhi , Rabindranath Tagore , Jesus Christ and Krishnamurti .
Formal education was obtained in his Basuki Abdullah Catholic and Catholic MULO in Solo . Thanks to the help of Pastor Koch SJ , Basuki Abdullah in 1933 obtained a scholarship to study at the Academic Arts ( Academie Voor Kunsten Beeldende ) in The Hague , Netherlands , and completed his studies in 3 years with the award-winning Royal International Certificate of Art ( RIA )