Gerard Pieter Adolfs

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Birthday
2, 1898
Birthplace
Indonesia
Death Date
Feb 1, 1968 (70)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
2, 1898
Birthplace
Indonesia
Death Date
Feb 1, 1968 (70)

About

Dutch East Indies painter and architect known as the Wizard of Light; he favored Java, Bali, Japan, and North Africa as settings for his work.

Before Fame

He studied architecture in Amsterdam, designing houses in Yogyakarta, Surakarta, and Surabaya following his graduation. However, he would become known as a graphic artist and advertising illustrator.

Trivia

His studies were located in Florence, Rome, Vienna, Budapest, Prag, and Paris, where he collaborated with the Japanese artist, Tsuguharu Foujita.

Family Life

His father, Gerardus Cornelis Adolfs, was also an artist and architect, who inspired his son's artistic tastes.

Associated With

He and Salvador Dali both became world-renowned, albeit vastly different painters.