TAN CHOON GHEE
(B. Penang, 1930-2010)
Signed and dated “TAN 1961” on lower left
Watercolour on paper
30 x 22 cm
Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
Illustrated on page 19 of “Tan Choon Ghee Retrospective 1957-2000” exhibition catalogue
Published in 2000 by Penang State Art Gallery
AVAILABLE – RM 5,500 – RM 9,000
“He was a master of his time, one who inspired a whole generation of young artists.” This piece, heavy with wistfulness of the days gone by is captured permanently by Tan Choon Ghee.
It captures the serenity and easygoing lifestyle of the countryside. Starring in this piece are the village folks, and people are a frequent subject in his pieces, as he once said his paintings would not be alive without the hustle and bustle of the people surrounding the place.