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Dewa Ketut Ding

Dewa Ketut Ding
Dewa Ketut Ding (1920-1996; Padangtegal, Gianyar, Bali) first etchad illustrations on dried lontar (palmyra palm) leaves before he began painting on cloth. He studied under artists Walter Spies (German, 1895 -1942) and Rudolf Bonnet (Dutch, 1895-1978) and was a member of the Pitamaha artists ‘ association. Ding’s works are based on literary themes and the natural world. In 1991 he was recognized by the regional government of Bali as a senior artists during the 13th Annual Bali Arts Festival in Denpasar. Awards : Wija Kusuma (Gianyar, Bali, 1990), Dharma Kusuma (Bali,1992) Exhibitions : Museum Nasional (Jakarta, Indonesia, 1995), Indonesia – Japan Friendship Festival (Morioka, Tokyo, 1997).