Lot 41 | 13 December 2020



LOT 41


B. Kelantan, 1938 – 2015

Mother and Child

Signed and dated “Ismail Mat Hussin 1978” on lower right

Pencil on paper

19 x 25 cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 500 – RM 1,500

Ismail Mat Hussin was born in Pantai Sabak, Kota Bharu, Kelantan in 1938. At the early age of 12, he developed an interest in painting and became a full-time artist in 1968. Known for being able to express the narrative of life in the rural living, Ismail Mat Hussin does exactly that with this simple yet intricate sketch of a mother and her son. Everything is perfectly captured from household items found in the background to the figures themselves.