Lot 12 | Auction XXI

LOT 12

Kuo Ju Ping
B. China, 1913-1966

Fishing Village

Stamped with one seal of the artist on lower left

Ink and watercolour on paper

29.5 x 40 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

Exhibited in the “Paintings by Pioneer Malaysian Artists” exhibition (2 June – 3 July 1994) held at Galeri PETRONAS

RM 10,000 – RM 15,000

Kuo Ju Ping was outstandingly gifted at sketching, as a result of meticulously studying and observing people and nature.

Allegedly, he was known to have climbed up on rooftops to paint landscapes and every evening, he walked to the beach for inspiration. As depicted, the very place that gave him inspiration makes an appearance in his artwork, as he effectively combines resourcefulness, panache and technical flair, creating a lovely, atmospheric piece.

Born in Fukien, China, he received his early education from Pai Yuen Secondary School in China. Thereafter, he transferred to Penang and then studied at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore, graduating in 1940. His works are exhibited at the National Art Gallery and the Penang Museum and Art Gallery.