Artists from Suriname

Discover Suriname via its artists. Here we present a list of Surinamese artists of importance.

Painters, Sculptors and Photographers

  • + Jules Chin A Foeng (20 February 1944 – 28 July 1983), sculptor, painter, poet
  • Ron Flu (22 February 1934), painter
  • + Rudi Getrouw (4 July 1928 – 12 December 2002), painter
  • + Leo Glans (11 April 1911 – 9 October 1980), painter
  • + Ro Heilbron (6 December 1938 – 29 March 2014), graphic artist, keramist, painter, draftsman
  • + Albert Helman (7 November 1903 – 28 July 1983), writer, poet
  • Soekidjan Irodikromo (20 July 1945), keramist, painter
  • Remy Jungerman (1959), painter
  • + Ruben Karsters (22 mai 1941 – 5 March 2013), painter, draftsman
  • Rinaldo Klas (23 February 1954), painter, draftsman
  • John Lie A Fo (15 June 1945), sculptor, graphic artist
  • Obentiye (1974), Real name: Dennis Boodoe, painter
  • Marcel Pinas (22 March 1971), installation artist
  • + Stuart Robles de Medina (14 December 1930 – 20 March 2006), sculptor, painter
  • George Struikelblok (22 September 1973), painter
  • Iléne Themen (29 April 1957), painter, draftsman
  • Wilgo Vijfhoven (26 September 1964), painter, draftsman
  • + Erwin de Vries (21 December 1929 – 31 January 2018), sculptor, painter
  • Paul Woei (31 March 1938), sculptor, painter, photographer
  • Leo Wong Loi Sing
  • Junrey Udenhout

Writers

  • + Clark Accord (6 March 1961 – 11 March 2011), writer
  • + Edgar Cairo (7 March 1948 – 16 November 2000), writer and speaker
  • + Albert Helman (7 November 1903 – 10 July 1996), writer, politician, resistance fighter
  • + Anton de Kom (22 February 1898 – 29 April 1945), writer, nationalist and resistance fighter
  • Cynthia McLeod (4 October 1936), writer
  • Annel de Noré (15 December 1960), writer
  • + Hugo Pos (28 November 1913 – 11 November 2000), writer and poet
  • Astrid Roemer (27 April 1947), writer, P.C. Hooftprijs 2016
  • + Bea Vianen (6 November 1936 – 6 January 2019), writer and poet
  • Humberto Tan-A-Kiam (1965)

Musicians and Composers

  • Giorgio Tuinfort
  • Herman Snijders
  • Eddy Snijders
  • Max Woiski Sr
  • Johannes Nicolaas Helstone (composer 1853–1927)
  • Ramdew Chaitoe
  • Dropati
  • Oscar Harris
  • Maurice de Jong
  • Lou Lichtveld
  • Ruth Jacott
  • Chuckie
  • Trafassi

Permanent Exposition

We are in the process of setting up a permanent exposition of Surinamese artist in various places worldwide.

If you are interested in helping setting up a permanent exhibition or want to provide an object for the exposition as an artist, please contact us via email.

Is an Artist Missing?

If you feel an artist is missing from the list, please email us with a motivation why we should include the artist. We will take every serious suggestion into consideration.