Lot 41 | 15 August 2021



LOT 41


B. Penang, 1948

Bird on Tree Trunk

Stamped with seal of the artist on top left and lower right

Chinese ink and watercolour on paper

96.5 x 63 cm

Private Collection, Canada

RM 2,000 – RM 6,000

Cheng Haw-Chien was born in 1948 in Penang, Malaysia. He began learning Chinese brush painting and western art forms enthusiastically when he was an adolescent and his interest flourished even further after his secondary school education when he continued his academic studies in Taiwan and Hong Kong. There, he sought to refine his artistic skills under the guidance of many eminent masters. He studied the Lingnan style of painting, which fuses elements of Western and Japanese realism with Chinese ink painting on rice paper, evident with this work.