Lot 062

b. Indonesia, 1936


Signed and dated 'Huang Fong '68' (lower right)
Oil on canvas
39cm x 47cm

Private Collection, Indonesia

ESTIMATE  RM 1,700 - 2,500


Huang Fong was born as Oei Ping Liang in Genteng, Banyuwangi, East Java, Indonesia in 1936. In 1952, when he was attending school in Surabaya, he met an art teacher named Tan Kiaw Tek who later taught him Chinese style painting. He attended Institut Keguruan Ilmu Pendidikan (IKIP) in Surabaya for only ten days before later decided to have a parttime job in a photography studio in the city. During this period, Fong met Nurdin BS, a painter from Padang, West Sumatra who gave him guidance in photographic-realist painting and made him fully determined to become a painter.

Huang Fong was fascinated by the harmonious life and people of Bali. His first visit to Bali was in 1963 and in 1967, Huang Fong decided to move to Bali and started painting under the guidance of Affandi. The present lot dated 1968 was created during the artist’s early stay in the island. Huang Fong considered himself a lucky person because in Bali he was able to meet and learn from some of the great artists living in Bali at the time such as Ida Bagus Made Poleng, Anton Huang, Abdul Azis, Affandi and Hendra Gunawan. His works are in the collections of many important private collectors in Asia.