The great Indonesian painter, Abdul Aziz, who died in his adopted home of Bali in January of 2002, left to the world some of the most striking images of Bali and its people. A man of many parts, he came to painting after completing a degree in political science, studying at Italy's Academia di Belle Art in Rome from 1960-1965. A true renaissance man, who in his later years developed a serious interest in hand crafting violins, Abdul Aziz's painting are prized parts of private and museum collections around the world. Pictured at balidiscovery.com accompanying this article is a photograph of his famous work "Mutual Attraction", from the permanent collection of the Neka Museum in Ubud.
Remembering Abdul Aziz
His wife, Mary Northmore, who is the Founder and Director of the Seniwati Gallery of Art by Women in Ubud, is compiling a book of her husband's paintings and personal recollections from friends and collections. To this end, she is actively seeking collectors of her husband's work prepared to allow their paintings to be photographed for inclusion in the book. She is also keen to include other people's reminiscences of meetings and discussions with Abdul Aziz.
To learn more of this remarkable painter, view our obituary from January 2002 from our archives: [Abdul Aziz: 1928-2002]
To contact Mary Northmore and assist her in collecting materials for the coming memorial retrospective, follow the e-mail link provided.
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