Lot 49 | 27 June 2021



LOT 49


B. Sri Lanka, 1951

Cranes, 1992

Signed and dated on lower right

Mixed media on paper

74 x 55 cm

Private Collection, Singapore

RM 4,500 – RM 9,000

Senaka Senanayake was born to paint. He was celebrated as a child prodigy, whose work was first exhibited in Colombo in the late 1950’s. Subsequently, at the tender age of 10, he held his first international one-man-show in New York. Senanayake’s innate talent led him to continue painting and as a teenager, he held numerous exhibitions in Sri Lanka as well as Europe, the USA and Asia. However, it was only after he received formal training at Yale University, where he studied Art and Architecture, that he decided to surrender to art and painting. Soon after graduating, he moved back to his roots in Sri Lanka, where he has since established himself as one of the region’s most important living artists.