B. England, 1923 – 2009
Portrait of a Man, 1958
Signed and dated “P58” on lower right
Charcoal on paper
23 x 18.5 cm
Provenance Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur
RM 600 – RM 900
The late Peter Harris is recognised as one of the most prolific foreign artist in Malaysia. He founded the Wednesday Art Group in 1952, whose members included Syed Ahmad Jamal, Patrick Ng, Dzulkifli Buyong, Cheong Lai Tong, Ismail Mustam, Jolly Koh and others. Using just simple lines and strokes, it is incredible to see the amount of details that was captured in this body of work. The expression of his subject leaves ample room for discussion. The trademark style of the artist is seen he calm and relax state which, in turn influences his audience.