By Michelle Chin
Swiss artist Paul Husner has a solo exhibition at Galeri Maxima, Jakarta from 23 June to 23 August 2001. Born in Basel, Switzerland in 1942, Husner has been living in the Netherlands since 1964. 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 1980-1988 he was Professor at the National Academy of Arts in Amsterdam where he taught drawing and painting.
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.
Kusamba: waiting for the Fish, 2000, oil on canvas, 81.5 x 122 cm