Lot 60 | 27 June 2021



LOT 60


B. Perak, 1929

Trapped Series, 1995

Signed and dated “Jin Leng 1995” on lower right

Mixed media on paper

18 x 28 cm

Private Collection, Singapore

RM 4,500 – RM 9,000

Jin Leng was initially a teacher in Ipoh and then joined the Malayan Teachers’ Training College in Kirby, Liverpool. He developed an interest in art before becoming a pioneer teacher in Kuala Terengganu. Thereafter, he received the first federal scholarship to further his art studies at the Chelsea School of Art and also the Institute of Education at the University of London. When he returned to Malaysia, he became an artist and a potter and was a fulltime lecturer at the Specialist Teachers’ Training Institute, Cheras until 1983. Subsequently, he was the President of Society for Art Education from 1974 to 1983, the Founder-Member and VicePresident of the Malaysian Artists’ Association, the Dean of Studies at the Malaysian Institute of Art, Kuala Lumpur and Member of the Board of Trustees, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur. His first solo exhibition was at the British Council, Kuala Lumpur in 1965 and he was honoured with a retrospective exhibition by the National Art Gallery in Kuala Lumpur in 1996.