Lot 27 | 13 December 2020



LOT 27


B. China, 1914 – 2008

Cockerel and Hens, 1980’s

Signed “Teng” on lower right


42 x 33 cm

Private Collection, UK

RM 9,000 – RM 16,000

Known as the Father of Batik Painting in Malaysia, Dato Chuah Thean Teng earned his stripes from his use of batik as a medium of fine art since 1953. He studied at the Amoy Art School. His artistic proclivities includes landscapes, people and even animals, often a cultural education of the way of life in a particular community, their relationships and beliefs. The subject here is of cockerel and hens, illustrated in brilliant colours of orange and yellow which stands out against the darker, maroon-ish background.