Lot 04

b. Kelantan, 1934


Signed and dated 'Khalilibrahim 94' (lower right)
Ink on paper
32cm x 38cm

Private Collection, Selangor.

ESTIMATE  RM 6,000 - 9,000


A classic theme by Khalil Ibrahim, Fishermen Series illustrates a group of women and men from the fishing community of West coast Malaysia. Three female figures in the foreground with one of them face the opposite direction where a group of men are working indistinctively. Their visible figures demonstrate the artist’s adeptness in managing the ink medium.

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.