Lot 117

b. Kelantan, 1934


Signed and dated 'Khalil Ibrahim '99' (lower right)
Acrylic on canvas
51cm x 66cm

Private Collection, Kuala Lumpur.

ESTIMATE  RM 15,000 - 20,000


Versatile artist Khalil Ibrahim has produced a diverse range of subject matters in different mediums in his creative oeuvre namely abstract and figurative on canvas, paper and batik. True to his all-rounder nature, on offer here is a beautiful landscape piece depicting a tranquil vista overlooking a pond in a lush open land with a rocky hill and mountaneous silhouette in the distance.

Khalil Ibrahim graduated with a National Diploma of Design in Fine Arts at the prestigious St. Martin’s School of Art and Design in London in 1964 (post-graduate in 1965). He turned into a full-time artist in 1966. Khalil was a co-founder of the Malaysian Watercolour Society and had his first double solo of London works and Malaysian batiks at Samat Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur in 1970. That year, he also had a solo exhibition in Indonesia, the first Malaysian to have done so. He has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Switzerland and his works have been collected by the National Museum in Singapore, Fukuoka Museum of Art in Japan, New South Wales Museum of Art in Sydney and the Royal National Art Gallery of Jordan.