B. Kelantan, 1934 – 2018
East Coast Fisherman, 1967
Signed and dated “Khalil Ibrahim 67” on the lower right
Watercolour on paper
27 x 37 cm
Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
RM 5,000 – 8,000
The late and great Khalil Ibrahim painted this so meticulously and brilliantly that viewing the painting feels like this East Coast scene is unfolding right before your eyes. With wooden boats anchored ashore, coconut trees and wooden houses in the background, this nostalgic landscape is one that is hard to come by anymore. The fishermen are seen in white shirts and sarong with a head scarf over their heads and tending to their fishing net. Having been born in the East Coast, Khalil has a deep fascination and connection to this place and hence, produced prolific artworks as his homage to the East Coast.