B. Melaka, 1937 – 2011
Village by the Lake, 2002
Signed and dated “Jehan Chan ‘02” on lower left
Mixed media on rice paper laid on board
72.5 x 96.5 cm
Private Collection, Canada
RM 4,000 – RM 7,000
Jehan Chan was born in 1937 in Melaka. The late artist was an outstanding watercolourist and achieved fame for it. He reflected the best of his tutelage in the Nanyang Academy of Fine Art (NAFA, Singapore), under the personal supervision of the great Cheong Soo Pieng. In this particular ink and watercolour on rice paper painting, Jehan depicted a beautiful and arresting mountainscape and its surrounding land which instantaneously exudes a certain sense of calmness to the viewer. Instead of the usual mix of cool tones, Jehan incorporated an earthy and warm palette that blends seamlessly. It evokes nostalgia and one can get lost in this painting for a long time.