Lot 39 | 28 March 2021



LOT 39


B. Selangor, 1946

Fishing Village, 1963

Signed “Thien Shih” and dated “1963” on top left
Exhibited in “The 9th Malayan Artists Exhibition” in Singapore
Exhibition label on verso

Mixed media on paper

45.5 x 60 cm

Private Collection, Canada

RM 2,800 – RM 6,500

Something so straightforward and uncomplicated such as this Fishing Village painting is positively packed with aesthetic value. These explorations of colours, contours, crevices and shapes that make the boats as the main focus, and the artist himself translates the admiration for these forms onto paper. It is a quiet, serene admiration as well as the artist’s insight and knowledge of his subject. This probably Long’s earliest work influenced by his mentor Cheong Soo Pieng. ‘Fishing Village,1963’ was part of the 9th Malayan Artists Exhibition held in East Coast Road, Singapore.

Long Thien Shih studied art in Atelier 17 and Atelier de Lithographic, Ecole Nationale Superlure des Beaux- Arts, both in Paris. Thereafter, he studied at the Royal College of Art in London. He has won awards such as the First Prize in the 1961 Young Malayan Artists Competition in Kuala Lumpur and the 1992 Prints Prize in Salon Malaysia and has works, using various mediums.