Kartika Affandi was born on November, 27th, 1934 in Jakarta. She is Affandi’s daughter from his first wife, Maryati. Her educational journey started from Taman Dewasa in Taman Siswa Jakarta, then she studied art at the University of Tagore Shantiniketan India. She also learnt about sculpting at the Polytechnic School of Art London. In 1952, Saptohoedojo married her and they have eight children. In 1957, she joined a painting exhibition with other woman painters in Yogyakarta for the first time. In 1980 she went to Vienna, Austria to study at the Academy of Fine Arts majoring in Mechanical Preservation and Restoration of art objects, then she continued studying at ICCROM (International Center of the Preservation and the Restoration of Cultural Property) in Rome Italy. Nowadays, Kartika’s paintings and sculptures are also exhibited in Affandi Museum, in the third Gallery.