Lot 66 | Auction XIX

LOT 66


B. Terengganu, 1939-2000

Perahuku, 1984

Signed and dated “M.Zain 84” on lower right

Watercolour on paper

27.5 x 35 cm


Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur

RM 3,000 – RM 5,000

M. Zain had the greatest admiration for the village life, and he highly cherished it. He was dubbed the “Fisherman’s Artist” by Frank Sullivan, and was known for depicting landscape of the seaside and fishermen villages. Kampungs are the panoramas of the charming scenes of nature. Although it is plain and simple and it is always filled with divine beauty, and artist M. Zain captures it in this piece. All in all, this piece is filled with romanticism and brilliant execution.

M. Zain was a self-taught artist. He first was touted the “Fisherman’s Artist” by Frank Sullivan when he had his first solo at the Samat Art Gallery in 1972.