LEE LONG LOOI
B. Kedah, 1942
Signed and dated “Lee 90” on lower middle
Pastel on paper
38 x 56 cm
Private Collection, Canada
RM 2,800 – RM 5,500
This endearing and happy piece is filled with Lee Long Looi’s personality — the drawn-out features of the subjects, the simplicity that is the palette and the techniques and the entire piece put together is effortlessly appealing.
Born in 1942 in Kedah, Malaysia, Lee Long Looi graduated from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore and moved to New York to further his studies at the Art Students League and then at the Pratt Institute. He combines both elements of his Asian heritage and Western techniques in his paintings, and his works are displayed in Citibank, ABC Television, the Gulf Bank of Miami and many more.