Lot 22 | 28 August 2022




LOT 22


B. China, 1914 – 2008


Signed “Teng” on lower right


89.5 x 60 cm

Private Collection, Canada

RM 15,000 – RM 28,000

Dato’ Chuah Thean Teng, known as the Father of Batik Art, was a master storyteller. His paintings offered not only a glimpse of the olden days, but also expressed the cultural identity of Malaysians. Complex batik making methods using wax and dyes allowed Teng to create hues that captured the serenity of village life in this radiant composition of the local landscape. This batik work is evident of Teng’s proclivity for illustrating scenes and antics such as durian harvesting and villagers carrying the bounty in a basket, on their head.