(1919/23 - 2002)
Haji Widayat was active/lived in Indonesia. Haji Widayat is known for exotic animal, jungle and mythical painting.
Biography Haji Widayat
Widayat began his artistic career by painting picturesque landscapes in the Mooi Indie tradition for the tourist market in Bandung. During the Revolution he was an officer in the Indonesian armed forces involved in intelligence work in South Sumatra. His war-time activities included making anti-Dutch propaganda posters and organising dramatic performances to drum up nationalist fervour. Widayat was among the first batch of students at ASRI / Indonesian Academy of Fine Arts, Yogyakarta. He graduated from ASRI in 1954, and then became a teacher in the school and remained a staff member until he retired in 1988. He co-founded the artists group PIM / Young Indonesian Painters in 1952. In 1960 he went to Japan for two years where he studied trad
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