Lot 72 | Auction XIV

LOT 72

(B. Selangor, 1946)

Fishing Huts, 1963

Signed and dated “Thien Shih 63” on lower right
Oil on canvas
32.5 x 52 cm

Private Collection, Singapore

SOLD – RM 13,440

Captured here in this visually appealing and lovely oil on canvas piece is a picturesque view of fishing huts. With a warm wash of colours, Long Thien Shih illustrates everything charming about the rustic lifestyle in one painting.

This radiant, peaceful, homey rendition of a fishing village situated at the shore of a beach is brought to life through Long Thien Shih’s expert layering of colours and texture, for which he was known. There is spontaneity in his strokes, a more relaxed approach to his subjects, but the results are incandescent.

The skies above denotes that perhaps twilight was imminent, what with all the boats stationed back where they belong and that it was time for these diligent fishermen to come home to their family and retire for the night.

Long Thien Shih studied art in Atelier 17 and Atelier de Lithographic, Ecole Nationale Superlure des Beaux-Arts, both in Paris. Thereafter, he studied at the Royal College of Art in London. He has won awards such as the First Prize in the 1961 Young Malayan Artists Competition in Kuala Lumpur and the 1992 Prints Prize in Salon Malaysia and has produced many artworks, using various mediums.