Lot 4 | 20 February 2022





B. Kedah, 1947

Awaiting, 2003

Signed and dated on lower left
Comes with a certificate signed by the artist

Oil on canvas

76 x 101 cm

Private Collection, USA

RM 40,000 – 90,000

Born in 1947 in Kedah of West Malaysia, Eng Tay moved to New York City and studied at the Arts Student League, School of Visual Arts and Pratt Graphics Centre. He studied graphic design, painting and printmaking and later worked in the graphic arts field until 1978. He then undertook several painting trips throughout South America and Indonesia. In this particular painting entitled ‘Three Siblings, 1980’s’, Eng Tay portrays three subjects, as the title implies — one seated on the foreground and deep in thought. The other two subjects are illustrated close by, suggesting affection and bond. In the artwork, there seems to be a sense of peace as the warmth from the background gels with ease with the other colours surrounding it.