Lot 39 | 3 October 2021



LOT 39


B, Johor, 1936 – 1991

Still Life – Flower, 1979

Signed and dated “Yu Chian 1979” on lower right

Oil on canvas

63 x 37 cm

Private Collection, Singapore

RM 14,000 – RM 25,000

Born in Johor in 1936, Chia Yu Chian studied at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore and was known for being the first artist from the Straits Settlement to receive a French Government scholarship at Ecole Nationale des Beaux Arts in Paris. He was also commissioned by the Malaysian High Commission in Paris to paint a mural called ‘Life in Malaysia’. In Paris, he was accepted for exhibitions 15 times, a few with honorary mentions by the Salon des Independent and Société des Artistes Francais. This simple yet elegant painting of flowers in a vase displays Chia’s skills by using different textures, hues and shades.