Theo Meier (1908-1982; Basel, Switzerland) studied at the Basel School of Art in Switzerland and also in West Germany. He was inspired by the expressionist paintings of Paul Gauguin (French, 1848-1903), Emil Nolde (German, 1867-1956), and Max Pechstein (German, 1881-1955). Meier went to French Polynesia in the 1930s in search of inspiration from paradise. He lived in Bali from 1936-1961 and painted many works in warm tropical colors of the woman and ceremonies of Bali. Exhibitions: East-West Center (Honolulu, Hawaii, 1988), Singapore Art Museum (1994), Centre for Strategic and International Studies (Jakarta, Indonesia, 1996).