Born in 1927, Indonesia, he graduated from the Department of Art of the Bandung Institute of Technology/ITB). He held solo exhibitions in Jakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, The Hague and Leiden (The Netherlands). He participated in numerous group exhibitions in Indonesia, China, UK, India, Japan, United States of America, The Netherlands and Brazil. Popo was also an art critic and essayist on art and literature, and was made a lifetime member of the Jakarta Academy in 1970. He received the Anugerah Seni Art Award from the Indonesian Government in 1980. He passed away in 2000.