Lot 73

LOT 73

(B. Alor Setar, 1925-1977)

Kampung Scene, Undated

Signed “A. B Ibrahim” on lower left
Watercolour on paper
27.5 x 38 cm

Private Collection, Canada

SOLD – RM 2,016

A. B. Ibrahim excelled in creating and romanticizing local landscapes only with the watercolour medium. It is a common, everyday and modest scene carrying a quiet and tranquil mood that accompanies the atmosphere of villages. The artist creates a very nostalgic and sentimental mood, reminding one of days gone by or the feeling of missing home after having been away for a long time. His prowess in reenacting mood and feeling as well as beautiful rustic landscapes on paper made him one of the most well-known artists in Kedah until this day.

A. B.Ibrahim was a self-taught artist and was one of the founder members of Persatuan Pelukis Melayu (Society of Malay Artists, Malaya) that was based in Singapore. His work, “Malacca Gate” is a permanent collection of the National Art Gallery in Kuala Lumpur and at the KedahState Gallery and the Royal Museum in Alor Star. Although he was based in Alor Star, he spent most of his time in Penang where he sold his paintings along Penang Road and Chulia Street.