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Lot 50

PAUL HUSNER
b. Switzerland, 1942

VILLAGE LIFE IN BALI, 2005

Signed (lower left); inscribed on reverse
Oil on canvas
70cm x 85cm

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, Indonesia.


ESTIMATE  RM 13,000 - 17,000
PRICE REALISED  RM 14,560



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Paul Husner was born in Basel, Switzerland, in 1942, and has been living in the Netherlands since 1964. He first visited Bali in 1984, and after several subsequent visits to the island, he decided to set up a studio in Ubud in 1996. In Amsterdam he studied graphic art and painting at the Gerrit Rietvald Academy and painting at the National Academy of Arts. He has received several art awards including the Urio Prijs in 1969, the Willink van Collen Prize in 1971, the Jeanne Bieruma Oosting Prize in 1974, and the Arti Medaille in 1987. From 1980 to 1988 he was Professor at the National Academy of Arts in Amsterdam where he taught drawing and painting. Husner has held numerous solo exhibitions all over the world, and has exhibited regularly in Indonesia, Singapore, and The Netherlands since 1996.
 

After years of personal exploration, Husner manages to create his own distinctive style that expresses both his inner self and the beauty of the Balinese people through the magic of his colours.

Husner's works can be found in the collections of the Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam), City Council (Amsterdam), Duta Fine Art Museum (Jakarta), Widayat Museum (Magelang), Neka Museum (Bali) and the Rudana Museum (Bali). His work is in private collections in The Netherlands, Switzerland, Italy, USA, Indonesia, Singapore and Hong Kong.