Lot 9 | Auction XXV


B. Selangor, 1946

Pulau Langkawi, 1989

Signed, titled and dated “Thien Shih 1989 P.LANGKAWI” on lower right

Watercolour on paper

44 x 68 cm

Private Collection, Kelantan

RM 2,000 – RM 4,000


Captured here in this visually appealing and lovely picturesque view. With a cool wash of colours, Long Thien Shih illustrates everything charming about the calm sea in one piece through expert layering of colours and texture, for which he was known. There is spontaneity in his strokes, a more relaxed approach to his subjects, but the results are incandescent.

Long Thien Shih studied art in Atelier 17 and Atelier de Lithographic, Ecole Nationale Superlure des Beaux- Arts, both in Paris. Thereafter, he studied at the Royal College of Art in London. He has won awards such as the First Prize in the 1961 Young Malayan Artists Competition in Kuala Lumpur and the 1992 Prints Prize in Salon Malaysia and has produced many artworks,
using various mediums.