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Achmad Sukarno, President of Indonesia 1945-1965

Achmad Sukarno
President of Indonesia 1945-1965

17" x 24", oil on masonite

published Time Magazine, March 10, 1958
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.

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The 1958 cover article reported on the civil uprisings in Indonesia and gave a biographical profile of President Sukarno, the man who proclaimed "Don't you know that I am an extension of the people's tongue" and "The Indonesian people will eat stones if I tell them to."

External links (open in a new window):

   new windowWikipedia entry for Sukarno

   new windowTime Magazine issue online