(1918 - 1983)
Hendra Gunawan was active/lived in Indonesia. Hendra Gunawan is known for abstract figure and genre painting.
Self Portrait, 1980
Biography Hendra Gunawan
HENDRA GUNAWAN (Indonesian, 1918-1983).
Hendra Gunawan, artist, poet, sculptor and guerilla fighter, was born in Bandung, the capital of West Java, in 1918. During his youth he joined the student troops and was an active member of Poetera (Center of Popular Power) and organization led by Sukarno and others. He was also active in Persagi, The Association of Indonesian Painters, an organization founded by S. Soedjojono and Agus Djaya in 1938.
Gunawan was committed in his political views, and dedicated his life to the fight against poverty, injustice and colonialism. He was incarcerated in Kebon Waru for his involvement in the Institute of Popular Culture (Lekra), a cultural organization affiliated with the now-defunct Indo
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