The Brief History Of Art In PENANG

 

 

 
 

Anonymous-Chinese Artist after W.J.Huggins
E.I.Co.'Ship William Fairlie Leaving
Prince of Wales' Island c.1828
Oil  43cm x 57cm

 

Captain Robert Smith TheCascade, 1818 
Oil  69 x 100cm
By courtesy of The PenangMuseum 

           PENANG (Pulau Pinang) with its scenic landscape and special charm has attracted artists for a long time, and also has drawn the attention of art lovers form far and near to this tropical charming island. It is the cradle of Malaysian art. As early as in the 18th century, the British painters had created many water-colour and oil paintings to depict the idyllic views of Penang. A group of pioneer local artists namely Abdullah  Ariff, Ibrahim Abu Bakar, Chuah Thean Teng,  Khaw Sia, Kuo Ju Ping, Lee Cheng Yong, Tay Hooi Keat and Yong Mun Sen started to gather together to paint the scenery and life of the village folks. Their paintings have become an integral part of Malaysian cultural heritage.
         The artistic tradition of Penang is a  continuing growth and development. The cohesive characteristic of Penang art by 3 generations of Penang artists reflect their love for art, life and culture.

HISTORY OF ART IN PENANG
by renowned Artists, Art Critics, Art Historians and Art Researchers

 

 
   Article By
DR. Yuen Chee Ling
Penang
Women Artists
(1950 - 2005)
Article By
DR. ZAKARIA ALI
Art Historian
NOTES ON
ART IN PENANG
Article From
PENANG ART SOCIETY
50TH ANNIVERSARY

History Of
Penang Art Society
Article From
PENANG ARTISTS
1920 - 1990
Published by
THE ART GALLERY
 

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