B. Alor Setar, 1925 – 1977
Signed “A.B IBRAHIM” on lower left
Watercolour on paper
27 x 32 cm
Provenance Private Collection, UK
RM 500 – RM 1,500
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 Kedah State Gallery and the Royal Museum in Alor Setar. Although he was based in Alor Setar, he spent most of his time in Penang where he sold his paintings along Penang Road and Chulia Street. The artist is well-known for his rural landscape and this work is evident of that. A.B Ibrahim brings to life a fishing village, paying attention to minute details such as the sea breeze that tickles the coconut fronds, the reflection of the clouds on the water and etc.