Lot 29 | Auction XXXIV


LOT 29


B. Selangor, 1936 – 2013

Nice France, 2000

Signed “NAITONG” on lower left Artist, title, and dimension inscribed on the verso

Acrylic on canvas

30 x 37 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Singapore

RM10,000 – RM20,000


Illustrated here is a combination of Tew Nai Tong’s hallmark in his artworks. The artist has an exemplary way of perceiving life, enriching the visualisation of what he sees through his profound, vibrant paintings. The coarseness of colour and texture in his paintings also brings the mind to a scenic view. This piece captures blissful quiescence and peace. Tew Nai Tong studied art at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore (NAFA) and graduated in 1958 before furthering his studies at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts in Paris. Among the awards he received were the Second Prize in the Chartered Bank Mural Design Competition, the Shell Watercolour Award, Best Award from Esso, the Dunlop Watercolour Award and the Grand Prize Asia Art Award (Malaysia) in Seoul. He was also the co-founder of the Malaysian Watercolour Society and the Contemporary Malaysian Watercolourist Association.