Lot 56 | 13 December 2020



LOT 56


B. Kedah, 1925 – 1977

Penang Kampung Scene, 1950’s

Watercolour on paper

27 x 37 cm

Private Collection, Canada

RM 1,500 – RM 2,500

A. B. Ibrahim excelled in creating and romanticising local landscapes only with the watercolour medium. It is a common, quotidian and modest scene carrying a quiet and tranquil mood that accompanies the atmosphere of villages. The artist creates a very nostalgic and sentimental mood, reminiscing the days gone by or homesick. His prowess in re-enacting moods and feeling as well as beautiful rustic landscapes on paper made him one of the most well-known artists in Kedah to date. A. B. Ibrahim was a self-taught artist and his work, “Malacca Gate” is a permanent collection of the National Art Gallery in Kuala Lumpur and at the Kedah State Gallery and the Royal Museum in Alor Setar.