Lot 21 | Auction XXXIII


LOT 21


B. Terengganu, 1938

Malaysian Landscape, 1967

Signed and dated “chewtengbeng67” on lower right

Acrylic on canvas

88.5 x 76 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Canada Previously in the collection of CRANBROOK ACADEMY OF ART, BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MICHIGAN

RM 6,000 – RM 10,000


Chew Teng Beng is an abstract artist well known for his distinct combination of fusing Eastern and Western motifs. He’s an alchemist when it comes to the blending of colours, displaying a strong visual acuity while bringing forth his work’s sense of gentility and sensitivity. A number of his works took inspiration from his travels to exotic places as well as other destinations he’s visited in between the journey. A sought-after Fullbright-Hays scholarship sponsored his art studies at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan in 1967 until 1968. Due to his excellence in his art studies, he was also able to receive a scholarship from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor to further his Bachelor of Fine Arts the following year, followed by his master’s degree. He then went into lecturing life drawing and printmaking in the same university under a teaching fellowship.