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Gregorius Sidharta Soegijo

Gregorius Sidharta Soegijo was born in Yogyakarta, on November 30th, 1932. He studied art in Sanggar Pelukis Rakyat (1947) and became the first generation of ASRI graduate which established in 1950. After a while, he initiated the Young Indonesian Painter Organization (Organisasi Pelukis Muda Indonesia/PIM) in Yogyakarta before decided to study at Jan van Eyck Kunst Academie in Maastricht, Netherland, from 1953 until 1956. He came back to Indonesia and became a lecturer in sculpture major at ASRI Yogyakarta afterward, and later joined the Faculty of Art and Design at ITB Bandung and founded the sculpture major in 1965. Throughout his entire career, Sidharta had also productively worked on his arts, earned him the reputation as one of the prominent artists from Indonesia.