RAPHAEL SCOTT AHBENG
B. Sarawak, 1939 – 2019
Signed and dated “RSA 12 Traga” on lower right
Oil on canvas
92 x 122 cm
Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
RM 12,000 – RM 24,000
Raphael Scott Ahbeng was born in Bau in 1939 and was one of the most renowned abstract artists that Malaysia has ever produced. Educated in the UK at the Bath Academy of Art, Raphael was known for his large canvases of overlapping light-coloured mountains which exude an airy feel. Before turning to paintings full-time, he was once a teacher, cartoonist and a radio producer. Nature and landscapes are two things that Raphael Scott AhBeng holds dear to his heart. In classic AhBeng style, he expresses his love for solitary environments with a stunning painting. In this piece AhBeng depicts his true spirit and adoration for nature, all the while injecting bits and pieces of his personality.