01 Feb 2016
Theo Meier, born in basel (Switzerland), 31 March 1908. The artist was pupil of the ‘Kunstgewerbeschule’ in Basel and was taught at the academies of arts in Berlin and Dresden, both in Germany. He came to Indonesia in 1936 and settled in Sanur, Bali. In September 1939 he participated in the Bali Exhibition organized by the ‘Bataviasche Kunstkring’ in Jakarta. With some intervals he lived and worked in Bali until 1957. Here he developped his typical style which is reminiscent of that of his great idol, Paul Gauguin. He finally settled in Chiang Mai (Thailand) in 1957. Well-known painter and draughtsman. Died in Bern (Switzerland), 19 juny 1982.