Lot 74 | 28 March 2021



LOT 74


B. Sarawak, 1939 – 2019

Morning in Krokong, Sarawak, 2005

Signed, dated and titled “RSA 2005 Morning in Krokong, Sarawak” on lower right

Oil on board

30.5 x 22.5 cm

Private Collection, Singapore

RM 900 – RM 1,800

Raphael Scott Ahbeng was born in Bau in 1939 and was one of the most renowned abstract artists that Malaysia has ever produced. Educated in the UK at the Bath Academy of Art, Raphael was known for his large canvases of overlapping light-coloured mountains which exude an airy feel. Before turning to paintings full-time, he was once a teacher, cartoonist and a radio producer. Nature and landscapes are two things that Raphael Scott AhBeng holds dear to his heart. In classic AhBeng style, he expresses his love for the solitary environments with a stunning painting. In this piece AhBeng depicts his true spirit and adoration for nature, all the while injecting bits and pieces of his personality.