Lot 27 | Auction XXXVIII



Lot 27


B. Singapore, 1943

Limestone Mountain, 1988

Signed and dated “wansoonkam 88” on lower right

Mixed media on paper

73 x 54 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 10,000 – RM 15,000

Wan was one of Singapore’s leading artists. He was renowned for his landscape and street scene paintings. He was encouraged to go into painting full-time after his works were accepted for show and sale by the late art English gallery owner Della Butcher, who promoted many home-grown artists from the mid- 1960s until 1993. The artist’s frequent trips to Ipoh had a great influence on Wan and this bore fruition to many works inspired by the buildings and its natural surroundings. Evidence of this is the artist’s portrayal of ‘Limestone Mountain’, a natural formation Ipoh is endowed with.