Lot 51 | 12 July 2020


LOT 51


B. Kelantan, 1945

Fishing Village, 1970’s

Signed on lower right


58 x 41 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 3,000 – RM 5,000

Known as one of Malaysia’s leading artists, Chuah Seow Keng is popular for his batik and watercolour paintings. Born in 1945 in Kelantan, Malaysia, Seow Keng now makes his home in Penang. In 1968 he was awarded a scholarship to study at the Suddeutsche Kunststoff-Zentrum in Wurzburg, Germany. Seow Keng was exposed to the art of batik painting by his father, the renowned artist Chuah Thean Teng, who pioneered batik painting as a fine art form. In this painting, Seow Keng displays his skills in batik as splashes of bright colours form a picturesque fishing village.