Lot 77 | 8 November 2020



LOT 77


B. Melaka, 1937 – 2011

Village by the Sea, 1980’s

Signed “Jehan Chan” on lower right

Mixed media on paper

16 x 22 cm

Private Collection, Canada

RM 700 – RM 900

Jehan Chan had found his trademark style when he first fused rice-paper into his watercolours of landscapes and the Malacca River, and then bigger slabs to simulate lotus leaves in his hugely popular acrylic paintings of koi (Japanese carps). A brilliant watercolourist, he reflected the best of his tutelage in the Nanyang Academy of Fine Art (NAFA, Singapore), under the personal supervision of the great Cheong Soo-pieng.