Lot 73 | Auction XXXVIIII



LOT 73


B. Singapore, 1948

Market Scene – Singapore

Signed on lower left

Watercolour on paper

29 x 38 cm

Provenance Private Collection, UK

RM 1,000 – RM 2,000

Poh Siew Wah, a versatile painter, was born in Singapore on April 30, 1948. His father was a commercial artist who encouraged him to draw and paint from an early age. He received his formal education at Gan Eng Seng Secondary School where he was taught by Mr. Namasivayam S. (known for his life drawings and figure studies) and Mr. Yeong Ah Soo (holder of a master’s degree in graphic design). Seeing an innate talent, these teachers encouraged him to experiment with different mediums, ranging from charcoal and crayons to watercolours and oils. Poh’s major influence came from the works of Spanish artist Antoni Tàpies, who paved his personal artistic journey and moulded Poh to foray into abstract art and free-form expression works of art in ink.