Lot 27 | Auction XXXII

LOT 27

LOT 27


B. Kedah, 1950

Two Sisters by the River, 1984

Signed ‘Lye Yau Fatt” on lower left

Mixed media on canvas

84 x 83 cm


Private Collection, Singapore

SOLD RM 19,040


Lye Yau Fatt often produced artworks that were full on the Malaysian theme and lifestyle. He was always very much influenced by his mentor, another renowned artist, Cheong Soo Pieng for his unique manner in combining colours. Using warm tones and hues, The TwoSisters by the River, depicts a story of two sisters sitting in the midst of nature and beauty under the glowing tree, by a pond of tranquillity.

Lye Yau Fatt was born in Kedah in 1950, he studied printmaking in New York. He held his first solo exhibition in 1979 at the Sum Art Gallery and has then gone on to win the Open Art Sculpture Award, the Malaysian Watercolour Society Award in 1987 and the PNB Watercolour Landscape Award.