Lot 009

Tan Peng Hooi
b. Penang, 1942

Gathering, 2004

signed and dated ‘Tan Peng Hooi 2004’ (lower right)
oil on canvas
31 x 44.5cm

Private collection, Kuala Lumpur.

Penang, Exhibition Of Oil Paintings By Tan Peng Hooi, 2005, USM ABN-AMRO Arts & Cultural Centre, p. 29 (illustrated)

ESTIMATE RM 2,300 – 4,000

Tan Peng Hooi is perhaps one of Penang’s best kept secrets in the arts, being versatile in painting almost any subject including nudes, flowers (orchids and lotus), landscapes, fishing villages and harbours, animals, fowls and birds. His specialty is creating the atmospheric backdrop effect similar to that of Lee Man Fong. Depicted in this piece is a group of sparrows that revel in the tranquility of the setting. He has held solo exhibitions at the Penang State Art Gallery (1980, 2009), The Art Gallery Penang (1993, 1999), and at the USM ABN-AMRO Arts and Cultural Centre, Penang (2005).