B. Kuala Lumpur, 1946
Taking a Break, 1968
Signed “Kwan Chin” on lower left
65 x 48 cm
Provenance Private Collection, Singapore
RM 2,500 – RM 5,000
Kwan Chin was born in Kepong, Kuala Lumpur. He attended Nanyang Academy of Fine Art in Singapore, learning to use traditional media like charcoal, watercolour and oils. A stint as a commercial artist in an advertising firm followed, but a brief introduction to batiks sparked his interest and he quickly turned to batik art, which he became famous for. Vividly-coloured batik paintings that depict scenes of Malaysian life were his specialty, and collectors all over the world typically have a copy of Kwan Chin’s artworks.