B. Alor Setar, 1925 – 1977
Peeling Coconuts, 1960’s
Signed “A.B IBRAHIM” on lower left
Watercolour on paper
37 x 27 cm
Provenance Private Collection, UK
RM 500 – RM 1,200
A.B Ibrahim was born in Alor Setar in 1925. The self-taught artist was based in Alor Setar but spent most of his time in Penang, where he sold his paintings along Penang Road and Chulia Street. A.B Ibrahim was also one of the founding members of Persatuan Pelukis Melayu (Society of Malay Artists, Malaya) based in Singapore. 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.