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Sun, Oct 30, 2022 11:00AM EDT
Lot 665

C.P. Wolff Schoemaker (1882-1949) Dutch, O/B

Estimate: $800 - $1,200

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C.P. Wolff Schoemaker (1882-1949) Dutch, O/BPortrait of a Balinese young woman, texturized and impasto oil on board, signed upper left: Wolff Sch. Lot includes book on the life and work of C.P. Wolff Schoemaker, entitled Tropical Modernity, by C.J. Van Dullemen.Charles ProsperWolff Schoemaker was a Dutch architect who designed several distinguished Art Deco buildings in Bandung, Indonesia, including the Villa Isola and Hotel Preanger. He has been described as "the Frank Lloyd Wright of Indonesia," and Wright hada considerable influence on Schoemaker's modernist designs. Although he was primarily known as an architect, he was also a painter and sculptor. Schoemaker was born on Java in a Catholic military family. After training in the Netherlands at theRoyal Military Academy, he returned to the Dutch East Indies in 1905, where he worked his way up from officer in the Royal Dutch East Indies Army to director of municipal public works in Batavia. He was converted to Islam and set up anarchitectural and engineering practice with his brother. After the closing down of the firm he rose to become a valued professor at the Technical University and a famous artist. Schoemaker’s love life with five successive marriages was as

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