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Auke Sonnega

An artist’s quest to find inspiration and spiritual contentment can take him on a long voyage far away from home.  Such was the journey for Dutch artist Auke Cornelis Sonnega.  Born in Leeuwarden and educated at the Kunstnijverheidsschool in Amsterdam (School of Arts and Crafts), Sonnega first set foot on Indonesian soil when he arrived in Batavia in 1935.  Two years later he moved to Bali, which became a great source of inspiration for his painting.