Lot 38 | 5 March 2023



LOT 38


B. Melaka, 1935

Indian Lady (Mother and Child, 1975)

Signed in pinyin on the right of the painting

Ink on paper

136 x 65 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 5,000 – 12,000

Chung Chen Sun, born in 1935 in Malacca, is an internationally famed and recognised artist as well as art academician. He graduated from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore under the tutelage of artists such as Chen Wen Hsi, Chen Zhong Rui and Cheong Soo Pieng. In 1964, Chung obtained a masters degree in Public Administration and Management from Los Angeles University. He is an artist and educator who is well-versed in the melting pot of multiculturalism. The artist is widely regarded as the “Father of Malaysian Modern Art Education” and “The Father of Malaysian Modern Ink Painting”. Chung’s forte lies in ink painting and he is very diverse in his subject matters, creating works of landscape, figures and still life. This particular ink iteration sees a subject clad in traditional Indian attire called the saree, and is seen tending or playing with her child.