Rudolf Bonnet (1895-1978; Amsterdam, Holland) studied at the Rijksschool voor Kunstnijverheid (National Arts and Crafts School) and the Rijksacademie (National Academy) in Amsterdam, Holland. He learned fresco painting in Italy. Bonnet first went to Bali in 1929 and lived in Ubud. In 1936 he helped to establsih the Pitamaha artists association. He was captured by the Japanese during World War II, and returned to Bali in 1946. Bonnet helped to found the Golongan Pelukis Ubud (Ubud Painters' Group) in 1953 and the Museum Puri Lukisan (Royal Museum of Painting) in 1956 in Ubud. He is known for his portraits. Awards: Dharma Kusuma (Bali, 1997), Satya Lencana Kebudayaan (Indonesia, 1980).Collections : Rijksmuseum Kroller-Muller (Amsterdam, Holland), Singer Museum (Laren, Holland). Exhibitions East-West Center (Honolulu, Hawaii, 1998), Singapore Art Museum (1994), Centre for Strategic and International Studies (Jakarta, Indonesia, 1996), Indonesia-Japan Friendship Festival (Morioka, Tokyo, 1997).