B. Kedah, 1947
Lovers II, 1993
Signed and dated “eng tay 93” on lower right
Oil on canvas
60.5 x 76 cm
Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
RM 18,000 – RM 25,000
Eng Tay was born in 1947 in Kedah, West Malaysia. In 1968, he moved to New York City and studied at the Arts Student League, School of Visual Arts and Pratt Graphics Center. Here he studied graphic design, painting and printmaking. He worked in the graphic arts field until 1978, when he undertook several painting trips through out South America and Indonesia.
These trips formed a basis for the types of scenes and moments that became his subject matter – images of people playing music, family moments and interactions, market scenes and daily rituals.