Lot 70 | Auction XXXVII



LOT 70


B. Melaka, 1937 – 2011

Fishing Village, 1980s

Signed “Chan” on lower right

Mixed media on paper

19.5 x 27 cm

Provenance Private Collection, Sweden

RM 1,500 – RM 3,000


Jehan Chan had found his trademark style when he first fused rice-paper into his watercolours of landscapes and the Malacca River, and then bigger slabs to simulate lotus leaves in his hugely popular acrylic paintings of koi (Japanese carps). A brilliant watercolourist, he reflected the best of his tutelage in the Nanyang Academy of Fine Art (NAFA, Singapore), under the personal supervision of the great Cheong Soo-pieng.