Louise Garrett Koke

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Louise Garrett Koke
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Louise Garret Koke (1897-1993; New York City, New York, U.S.A), born Louise Gignox, studied at Columbia University in New York City, U.S.A., and designed theatre stage sets. She first came to Bali in 1936 while on a world tour to the Far East. With her husband Robert Koke, she set up the first hotel on Kuta Beach (which she describes in her book "Our Hotel in Bali") and stayed until early 1942 before the Japanese invansion of World War II. She made many humorous ink drawings and romantic paintings of the Balinese people. Exhibitions Alliance Francaise (Shanghai, China, 1947), Neka Art Museum (Ubud, Bali, 1993).

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