Lot 54 | 12 July 2020



LOT 54


B. China, 1914 – 2008

The Paddy Farmers, 1980’s

Signed on lower right


58 x 41 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 10,000 – RM 18,000

Dato’ Chuah Thean Teng is the world- acknowledged founder of Batik Painting and had his breakthrough exhibition in 1955. Studying at the Xiamen (Amoy) Art Institute in China, his paintings, Two Of A Kind (1968) and Tell You A Secret (1987), took on iconic status when selected for Unicef greeting cards. He was also honoured with a retrospective exhibition by the National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur in 1965 and by the Penang State Art Gallery in 1994. His major works are on show at Yahong Art Gallery in Batu Ferrringhi in Penang, which is a veritable museum also showcasing the batik works of his sons and grandsons.