Sudjana Kerton was born 1922 in Bandung, West Java. In 1950, he was awarded with a scholarship to study in Amsterdam, Holland after which he continued his art education at the Academie de Grande Chaumiere in Paris, France. In 1952, he enrolled at the Art Students League in New York, USA and from 1962 to 1963, he studied mural painting in Mexico.
He returned to Indonesia in 1976 after 25 years abroad. A major retrospective exhibition of Kerton’s work was held in Jakarta in 1996 after his passing in 1994.