I Ketut Soki

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I Ketut Soki (born 1946 in Balinese) is a successful artist from Bali.[1][2][3] As a boy, he was one of the first two children to receive art lessons from the famous artist Arie Smit, and so one of the founders of the "Young Artists" movement.

In 1960, Arie Smit went for a walk through the rice fields in Penestanan, Bali, and found a young boy drawing pictures in the sand. Smit invited the boy to his studio and gave him crayons and paper. The name of the young boy was I Nyoman Cakra. As a true Balinese, Nyoman didn't want to be alone, so he asked, "Can my nephew come too?" His nephew was I Ketut Soki[4] and these two youths became Smit's first pupils.[5]

To see more of I Ketut Soki's art pieces, please see his official web site at www.ketutsoki.com.


  1. ^ "The Development of Painting in Bali". Neka Art Museum, Bali. Retrieved 2008-05-04. 
  2. ^ "Young Artist Painter". www.bali-travelnews.com. Archived from the original on 2008-04-21. Retrieved 2008-05-04. 
  3. ^ O'Neill, Nick. "Important people in Bali: Arie Smit". Bali Blog. Retrieved 2008-05-04. 
  4. ^ Soki, Ketut. "Pak Soki. Artist from Penestanan, the 'Village of Young Artists'". I Ketut Soki. Retrieved 2008-05-04. 
  5. ^ Hollitzer, Annemarie. "Arie Smit". www.asiafoto.com. Retrieved 2008-05-04.