The Intensive English and Orientation Program (IEOP) is now home to a historical Indonesian painting by Srihadi Soedarsono. The artwork, called “Three Legong Dancers," was previously hung in the Iowa State University Presidential conference room in Beardshear during President Gregory Geoffrey’s administration. The painting was a gift of Charoen Pokphand Indonesia Group (Sumet Jiaravanon), which is the largest poultry feed producer in Indonesia.
On Tuesday, November 10, 2015, University Museums installed the artwork in the hallway in the Landscape Architecture building. IEOP is delighted to care for this international treasure.
About the artist
Srihadi Soedarsono is one of Indonesia’s most famous painters. He was born in Solo, Indonesia, in 1931. During the Revolution, he fought in the students’ army and was a member of the SIM (Young Indonesian Painters) group. In 1959, he graduated from the Bandung Institute of Technology and earned his master’s degree at Ohio State University in 1962. His work was influenced by the Abstract Expressionism he encountered while studying in the United States. Soedarsono has taught at many institutions, including the Bandung Institute. He has been the recipient of numerous honors and awards.