Anak Agung Gde Meregeg (1902-2001)


Anak Agung Gde Meregeg

A.A. Gde Meregeg and his neighbor A.A. Gde Sobrat were the first two artists in Padangtegal that Walter Spies met in Bali. Spies’ influence can be seen in their early works prior to 1940?s. Meregeg was a village dancer and after the second world war he returned to Wayang style painting. It is in the paintings from this period that the influence of Bonnet can be recognized most. His wayang characters were drawn accurately following the wayang traditions, but the background is much more natural and realistic. His style of painting is continued by his eldest son, A.A. Gde Raka Pudja (b. 1932) and one of his grandsons, A.A. Gde Anom Sukawati (b. 1960)







Selected Works

Vain Monkey (1937),
Tempera on board, 78 x 58 cm


Bali Life (c. 1930s),
Ink wash on paper, 37 x 29 cm