RAPHAEL SCOTT AHBENG
B. Sarawak, 1939 – 2019
Signed, dated, and titled “RSA 02, margaret” on lower right
Acrylic on paper
89 x 59 cm
Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
RM 6,000 – RM 10,000
Raphael Scott Ahbeng’s favourite narrative was nature, which is why ‘Margaret’, a rare work of the artist is very special. It strayed away from the artist’s typical theme to produce a portrait of a lady names Margaret. Using acrylic on paper, Ahbeng used a brown background while the subject was adorned with a yellow top and red skirt.
Raphael Scott Ahbeng was born in Bau in 1939 and was one of Malaysia’s most renowned abstract artists. The recently departed studied at the Bath Academy of Art in the UK and was known for his large canvases of overlapping light coloured mountains which exudes an airy feel. Raphael was once a teacher, cartoonist and a radio producer before becoming a full-time painter.