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Painter, b. 1913 - d. 1988

Lee Man Fong (born November 14, 1913 – April 3, 1988) was a painter born in Guangzhou, China. His father, a merchant with ten children, brought him to Singapore. When his father died in 1930, Man Fong had to work hard to earn a living for his mother and siblings using his skill in painting ads and artwork. However, that was not enough for him. In 1932, he moved to Jakarta, Indonesia. The tension between nationalist groups such as Persagi (Persatuan Ahli-ahli Gambar Indonesia, or Association of Indonesian Draughtsmans) and Indische-Holland kunstkring community stimulated him. In 1942, Man Fong was jailed because of his opposition to Japanese colonialism in Indonesia. After six months in jail, Takahashi Masao helped him gain freedom. This Japanese officer was interested in his artistic potential.

In 1946, President Sukarno heard about him when he had his solo exhibition in Jakarta. Sukarno then knew that Man Fong was given a Malino scholarship from Van Mook, the Netherlands lieutenant-governor general. In Europe, many of his exhibitions were successful. He briefly returned to Indonesia, and went back to hold exhibitions from Den Haag to Paris. In 1952 he returned to Jakarta. The visit from Sukarno and Basuki Abdullah, the official palace painter at that time, encouraged him to establish Yin Hua in 1955. Yin Hua was an organization of Chinese painters that had its office on Lokasari Street, Jakarta. Many art exhibitions were organised by Yin Hua. In 1956, Yin Hua was invited to hold exhibitions in China.

The relationship between Sukarno and Man Fong improved. His beautiful and perfect works matched with Sukarno's taste. For him, Man Fong's art was an escape from revolutionary spirit. Sukarno didn't have any particular theme preference in art. Only ten percent of all his collections had a nationalist theme. "A thing of beauty is a joy forever," was his remark about his taste on art. Therefore, when Basuki Abdullah suggested to him to appoint Man Fong as the next presidential painter, Sukarno agreed to it without hesitance.

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        • LEE MAN FONG | A Pair of Doves
          Jan. 20, 2024

          LEE MAN FONG | A Pair of Doves

          Est: S$35,000 - S$55,000

          102 x 50 cm ; 143 x 53.5 cm (with frame) oil on masonite board inscribed summer of gengzi year (1960) in Jakarta and signed in Chinese and stamped with a seal upper left 李曼峰《一对鸽子》1960年作 油彩 纤维板 款识:庚子仲夏於椰京 曼峰 艺术家钤印(左上)

          33 Auction
        • LEE MAN FONG | The Weaver
          Jan. 20, 2024

          LEE MAN FONG | The Weaver

          Est: S$50,000 - S$80,000

          102 x 50 cm ; 164 x 64 cm (with frame) oil on masonite board signed and stamped with artist's seal lower right Provenance: Christie's, Singapore 30 Mar 1997, lot 93; Private collection, Asia Pacific (acquired from the above) 李曼峰《纺织女》 油彩 纤维板 款识:李曼峰 艺术家钤印(右下) 来源:新加坡 佳士得 1997年3月30日 编号93;亚太区私人收藏(购自于上述拍卖)

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        • LEE MAN FONG | Scenic Soochow
          Jan. 20, 2024

          LEE MAN FONG | Scenic Soochow

          Est: S$60,000 - S$80,000

          122 x 60 cm ; 166 x 65.5 cm ( with frame ) oil on masonite board signed, dated and inscribed in chinese "1959, April, Jakarta, Man Fong"; stamped with two of the artist's seal upper left Provenance: Private collection, Indonesia (acquired directly from the artist); Private collection, Indonesia (thence by descent from the above) 李曼峰《苏州风景》1959年作 油彩 纤维板 款识:一九五九年 四月 写于雅加达 李曼峰 两方艺术家钤印(左上) 来源:印尼私人收藏(购自于艺术家本人);印尼私人收藏(此后传至现藏者)

          33 Auction
        • LEE MAN FONG | Oleg Dance
          Jan. 20, 2024

          LEE MAN FONG | Oleg Dance

          Est: S$100,000 - S$150,000

          98.0 × 60.5 cm oil on board signed on the lower right "M F Lee" Literature: Siont Teja ed., Lee Man Fong: Oil Paintings Volume I, Art Retreat, Singapore, 2005, illustrated in color, p.185 李曼峰《奥列舞》1972年作 油彩 板 右下方有簽名“M F Lee” 出版:《李曼峰油畫選集第一冊》 Siont Teja編 (新加坡, Art Retreat, 二〇〇五年)彩圖版,p.185

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        • LEE MAN FONG | A Pair of Doves
          Dec. 08, 2023

          LEE MAN FONG | A Pair of Doves

          Est: S$29,000 - S$36,000

          Oil on board: 102 x 50 cm Signed and stamped, in chinese character, lower right

          Global Auction
        • LEE MAN FONG | Doves
          Dec. 08, 2023

          LEE MAN FONG | Doves

          Est: S$40,000 - S$45,000

          Oil on board: 104 x 50 cm Signed and stamped in chinese character, lower right

          Global Auction
        • LEE MAN FONG (1913-1988) - Lion
          Nov. 29, 2023

          LEE MAN FONG (1913-1988) - Lion

          Est: $500,000 - $700,000

          LEE MAN FONG (1913-1988) Lion oil on board 122 x 60.6 cm. (48 x 23 7⁄8 in.)

          Christie's
        • LEE MAN FONG (1913-1988) - Amsterdam
          Nov. 29, 2023

          LEE MAN FONG (1913-1988) - Amsterdam

          Est: $320,000 - $550,000

          LEE MAN FONG (1913-1988) Amsterdam oil on canvas 71 x 96 cm. (28 x 37 3⁄4 in. )

          Christie's
        • Lee Man Fong (Chinese, 1913-1988)
          Nov. 16, 2023

          Lee Man Fong (Chinese, 1913-1988)

          Est: €20,000 - €30,000

          White doves in a mountain landscape, signed in Chinese characters and stamped in red (lower left), oil on board, 33x47 cm, , Provenance:-In the collection of the family of the present owner for at least 50 years.,

          Venduehuis der Notarissen
        • Lee Man Fong Herding Buffaloes oil on canvas
          Nov. 11, 2023

          Lee Man Fong Herding Buffaloes oil on canvas

          Est: $10,000 - $15,000

          lot171001-171017 同一收藏家提供 Lee Man Fong油画牧牛 Lee Man Fong Herding Buffaloes oil on canvasLee Man Fong Herding Buffaloes oil on canvas USD10000-15000 220x120cm 来源:Dr. Maier bought his first painting at the Nagel Auction in1952. He still keeps the original invoice as a memento. During his 70-year collection career,he learned from the painter himself and museum professionals,and has a very high ability to appreciate and collect oil paintings,Over the years he built up an impressive collection of the modern visual arts, which is now located in Indonesia. This collection has never been made accessible to public. On his 95'th birthday he decided to dispose of his Asian art collection which will be sold by Singapore International Auction in a number of sales this year. The estimates have been set very low since this is a closing sales.1952 年Maier博士在Nagel拍卖会上购买了他的第一幅油画,现今仍保留着当时拍卖的原始发票。从此对油画的研究学习,在70年的收藏生涯中与画家及博物馆专业指导下收藏了一批亚洲油画,并对油画有了极高的鉴赏及鉴定能力。积累了印象深刻的现代视觉艺术,现位于印度尼西亚私人展览馆,从未向公众开放。在他 104 岁生日之际决定他的亚洲油画收藏,由新加坡国际全球拍卖会进行拍卖。让热爱亚洲艺术收藏家收藏,所以此次拍卖估价很低让更多人参与竞标。 李曼峰1913-1988,当代著名画家。1913年出生于中国广州,幼年时移居新加坡,后到印尼,著名画家李曼峰是东南亚的先驱画家,对南洋画风有着重要贡献和影响。2017年香港苏富比曾经拍卖他的作品成交价格1500万港币Lee Man Fong 1913-1988, a famous contemporary painter. Born in Guangzhou, China in 1913, he moved to Singapore when he was young, and then to Indonesia. The famous painter Lee Man Fong is a pioneer painter in Southeast Asia, and has made important contributions and influences on the Nanyang painting style. And his work sold at 15000000HKD in Sotheby HK 2017.

          SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL AUCTION PTE LTD.
        • Lee Man Fong (1913-1988)
          Nov. 07, 2023

          Lee Man Fong (1913-1988)

          Est: €20,000 - €40,000

          Lee Man Fong (1913-1988) “Karper” (The Koi Carp), dated and signed upper left ‘己丑曼峯: Painted by Manfeng in the year Ji-Chou (1949)’, stamp on the bottom of the text: ‘曼峯: Manfeng’. In the original frame, which bears two labels of ‘Kunst Van Onze Tijd’ (in dorso). Exhibited: Art Gallery ‘Kunst Van Onze Tijd’, The Hague, 6-27 May 1950, as “Karper”.

          Vendu Rotterdam
        • Lee Man Fong (1913-1988)
          Nov. 07, 2023

          Lee Man Fong (1913-1988)

          Est: €15,000 - €30,000

          Lee Man Fong (1913-1988) “The Yongquan temple of Gushan of the city Fuzhou”, titled, dated and signed ‘福州鼓山之涌泉寺一九五六年十二月一日曼峯: painted by Manfeng on 1 December 1956’ upper left. (“Yongquan” translates to “Running spring water”, “Gushan" translates to “Drum Mountain”)The Chinese seal on the left of the text ‘曼峯书印’ translates to 'Manfeng'.  

          Vendu Rotterdam
        • Lee Man Fong (1913-1988)
          Nov. 07, 2023

          Lee Man Fong (1913-1988)

          Est: €15,000 - €30,000

          Lee Man Fong (1913-1988) “A village near the river Qiantang”, titled, dated and signed ‘一九五六年十一月二十一日游钱塘江写江畔一村景 曼峯: painted by Manfeng during a trip on 21 November 1956’ lower right. (“Qiantang” is the old name of Hangzhou, the provincial capital of Zhejiang. The river Qiantang is a river in the province Zhejiang) The square seal on the bottom of the text translates to ‘曼峯: Manfeng’   

          Vendu Rotterdam
        • LEE MAN FONG | Rooster
          Nov. 07, 2023

          LEE MAN FONG | Rooster

          Est: S$51,000 - S$67,000

          Oil on board: 102 x 49 cm Signed and stamped in chinese character, lower right

          Global Auction
        • LEE MAN FONG | Nude
          Nov. 05, 2023

          LEE MAN FONG | Nude

          Est: S$6,000 - S$8,000

          65 x 51 cm ; 78 x 64 cm ( with frame ) pastel on paper signed, stamped with artist's seal and dated 76 lower left ; stamped with artist's seal upper right 李曼峰《裸体》1976年作 粉彩 纸本 款识:MF Lee ’76(左下);艺术家钤印两枚 This lot is located in Indonesia

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        • LEE MAN FONG | Golden Fish
          Nov. 05, 2023

          LEE MAN FONG | Golden Fish

          Est: S$35,000 - S$55,000

          102 x 50 cm ; 165 x 64 cm ( with frame ) oil on masonite board signed lower right and stamped with artist's seal upper left 李曼峰《金鱼》 油彩 纤维板 This lot is located in Indonesia

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        • LEE MAN FONG | Gold Fish
          Nov. 05, 2023

          LEE MAN FONG | Gold Fish

          Est: S$35,000 - S$55,000

          102 x 48.7 cm ; 164.5 x 63.5 cm (with frame) oil on masonite board signed in Chinese and stamped with a seal middle right; stamped with a seal upper left 李曼峰《金鱼》 油彩 纤维板 款识:李曼峰 (右中);艺术家钤印两枚 This lot is located in Singapore

          33 Auction
        • Lee Man Fong 李曼峰 | Doves 白鴿
          Oct. 06, 2023

          Lee Man Fong 李曼峰 | Doves 白鴿

          Est: - $500,000

          Lee Man Fong 1913 - 1988 Doves oil on masonite board signed Man Fong in Chinese and stamped with the artist's seal (lower right) stamped with the artist's seal (upper left)  66 by 106.8 cm. 26 by 42 in. ------------------------------------ 李曼峰 1913 - 1988年 白鴿 油彩纖維板 款識 曼峰 藝術家鈐印(右下) 藝術家鈴印(左上) 66 x 106.8 cm. 26 x 42 in.

          Sotheby's
        • LEE MAN FONG | MENCARI KUTU
          Sep. 24, 2023

          LEE MAN FONG | MENCARI KUTU

          Est: S$3,600 - S$5,400

          Watercolor on paper: 68 x 46 cm Signed and stamped, lower right: MF. Lee

          Global Auction
        • LEE MAN FONG | DANCE OF THE SEA-DAYAK
          Sep. 24, 2023

          LEE MAN FONG | DANCE OF THE SEA-DAYAK

          Est: S$7,600 - S$11,000

          Watercolour on paper: 35 x 68 cm Signed, lower right: MF. Lee

          Global Auction
        • LEE MAN FONG | BEFORE DEPARTURE, 1936 - 1940
          Sep. 24, 2023

          LEE MAN FONG | BEFORE DEPARTURE, 1936 - 1940

          Est: S$205,000 - S$268,000

          Oil on canvas laid board: 64 x 76 cm Signed and dated, lower right: MF.Lee 1940

          Global Auction
        • FONG LEE MAN - Balinese Farmer
          Sep. 19, 2023

          FONG LEE MAN - Balinese Farmer

          Est: -

          FONG LEE MAN China 1913-Jakarta 1988 Balinese farmer. 1946 Charcoal on paper Signed in Bali Sept.1946 Measurements 62.5 x 47.5 cm PROVENANCE Larasati Auctioners, Singapore Private collection, Madrid

          Subastas Segre
        • Lee Man Fong 李曼峰 | Balinese lady 峇里女子
          Aug. 29, 2023

          Lee Man Fong 李曼峰 | Balinese lady 峇里女子

          Est: $20,000 - $30,000

          Lee Man Fong 1913 - 1988 Balinese Lady signed MF Lee, inscribed Bali and dated 19x2, and stamped with the artist's seal (lower right) watercolor on paper 50.3 by 53 cm. 19 ¾ by 20 ⅞ in. Executed in 1952. ----------------------------------------- 李曼峰 1913 - 1988年 峇里女子 款識 M.F. Lee Bali 19x2 藝術家鈐印(右下) 水彩紙本 50.3 x 53 cm. 19 ¾ x 20 ⅞ in. 一九五二年作

          Sotheby's
        • Lee Man Fong Ceremony oil on Canvas
          Aug. 27, 2023

          Lee Man Fong Ceremony oil on Canvas

          Est: $10,000 - $20,000

          李曼峰油画仪式 Lee Man Fong Ceremony oil on Canvas USD10000-20000 100x70cm Lot161000-161021 same collector同一收藏家提供 李曼峰1913-1988,当代著名画家。1913年出生于中国广州,幼年时移居新加坡,后到印尼,著名画家李曼峰是东南亚的先驱画家,对南洋画风有着重要贡献和影响。2017年香港苏富比曾经拍卖他的作品成交价格1500万港币Lee Man Fong 1913-1988, a famous contemporary painter. Born in Guangzhou, China in 1913, he moved to Singapore when he was young, and then to Indonesia. The famous painter Lee Man Fong is a pioneer painter in Southeast Asia, and has made important contributions and influences on the Nanyang painting style. And his work sold at 15000000HKD in Sotheby HK 2017. 来源:Dr. Maier bought his first painting at the Nagel Auction in1952. He still keeps the original invoice as a memento. During his 70-year collection career,he learned from the painter himself and museum professionals,and has a very high ability to appreciate and collect oil paintings,Over the years he built up an impressive collection of the modern visual arts, which is now located in Indonesia. This collection has never been made accessible to public. On his 95'th birthday he decided to dispose of his Asian art collection which will be sold by Singapore International Auction in a number of sales this year. The estimates have been set very low since this is a closing sales.1952 年Maier博士在Nagel拍卖会上购买了他的第一幅油画,现今仍保留着当时拍卖的原始发票。从此对油画的研究学习,在70年的收藏生涯中与画家及博物馆专业指导下收藏了一批亚洲油画,并对油画有了极高的鉴赏及鉴定能力。积累了印象深刻的现代视觉艺术,现位于印度尼西亚私人展览馆,从未向公众开放。在他 95 岁生日之际决定他的亚洲油画收藏,由新加坡国际全球拍卖会进行拍卖。让热爱亚洲艺术收藏家收藏,所以此次拍卖估价很低让更多人参与竞标。

          SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL AUCTION PTE LTD.
        • Lee Man Fong White Horses in front of the Stable oil on Canvas
          Aug. 27, 2023

          Lee Man Fong White Horses in front of the Stable oil on Canvas

          Est: $10,000 - $20,000

          李曼峰油画马 Lee Man Fong White Horses in front of the Stable oil on Canvas USD10000-20000 80x45cm Lot161000-161021 same collector同一收藏家提供 李曼峰1913-1988,当代著名画家。1913年出生于中国广州,幼年时移居新加坡,后到印尼,著名画家李曼峰是东南亚的先驱画家,对南洋画风有着重要贡献和影响。2017年香港苏富比曾经拍卖他的作品成交价格1500万港币Lee Man Fong 1913-1988, a famous contemporary painter. Born in Guangzhou, China in 1913, he moved to Singapore when he was young, and then to Indonesia. The famous painter Lee Man Fong is a pioneer painter in Southeast Asia, and has made important contributions and influences on the Nanyang painting style. And his work sold at 15000000HKD in Sotheby HK 2017. 来源:Dr. Maier bought his first painting at the Nagel Auction in1952. He still keeps the original invoice as a memento. During his 70-year collection career,he learned from the painter himself and museum professionals,and has a very high ability to appreciate and collect oil paintings,Over the years he built up an impressive collection of the modern visual arts, which is now located in Indonesia. This collection has never been made accessible to public. On his 95'th birthday he decided to dispose of his Asian art collection which will be sold by Singapore International Auction in a number of sales this year. The estimates have been set very low since this is a closing sales.1952 年Maier博士在Nagel拍卖会上购买了他的第一幅油画,现今仍保留着当时拍卖的原始发票。从此对油画的研究学习,在70年的收藏生涯中与画家及博物馆专业指导下收藏了一批亚洲油画,并对油画有了极高的鉴赏及鉴定能力。积累了印象深刻的现代视觉艺术,现位于印度尼西亚私人展览馆,从未向公众开放。在他 95 岁生日之际决定他的亚洲油画收藏,由新加坡国际全球拍卖会进行拍卖。让热爱亚洲艺术收藏家收藏,所以此次拍卖估价很低让更多人参与竞标。

          SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL AUCTION PTE LTD.
        • LEE MAN FONG | Bangau, ca.1960
          Aug. 13, 2023

          LEE MAN FONG | Bangau, ca.1960

          Est: S$54,000 - S$71,000

          Oil on board: 102 x 50 cm Signed and stamped in chinese character, upper left

          Global Auction
        • LEE MAN FONG | Bali Life, 1958
          Aug. 13, 2023

          LEE MAN FONG | Bali Life, 1958

          Est: S$11,000 - S$16,000

          Watercolour on paper: 52 x 100 cm Signed and dated, lower left: M.F. lee, Bali58

          Global Auction
        • LEE MAN FONG | Doves, 1964
          Aug. 13, 2023

          LEE MAN FONG | Doves, 1964

          Est: S$54,000 - S$71,000

          Oil on board: 70 x 130 cm Signed, lower right: MF. Lee Signed and dated on the reverse

          Global Auction
        • LEE MAN FONG | Reclining Nude, 1945
          Jun. 17, 2023

          LEE MAN FONG | Reclining Nude, 1945

          Est: S$27,000 - S$36,000

          Oil on canvas laid on board: 60 x 102 cm Signed and dated, lower left: MF. Lee, 1945

          Global Auction
        • LEE MAN FONG | Gold Fish, ca. 1940
          Jun. 17, 2023

          LEE MAN FONG | Gold Fish, ca. 1940

          Est: S$31,000 - S$40,000

          Oil on board: 98 x 46 cm Signed and stamped in chinese character, lower right

          Global Auction
        • LEE MAN FONG | Gold Fish
          Jun. 17, 2023

          LEE MAN FONG | Gold Fish

          Est: S$31,000 - S$40,000

          Oil on board: 103 x 50 cm Signed and stamped in chinese character, lower right

          Global Auction
        • LEE MAN FONG | Menenun, 1955
          Jun. 17, 2023

          LEE MAN FONG | Menenun, 1955

          Est: S$71,000 - S$89,000

          Oil on canvas: 65 x 50 cm Signed and dated, upper left: MF. lee, 1955

          Global Auction
        • Lee Man Fong (1913-1988) 'Two goldfish'
          Jun. 06, 2023

          Lee Man Fong (1913-1988) 'Two goldfish'

          Est: €20,000 - €30,000

          Lee Man Fong (1913-1988) 'Two goldfish', signed and dated in Chinese 'Summer 1955, Jakarta' upper left, oil on board. H. 100 cm. W.47 cm. Provenance: Dutch private collection, bought in Jakarta in 1955. The owner moved with his painting from Jakarta to Singapore, Hong Kong (see image) and finally the Netherlands. Since 1955 the painting remained in the same family.

          Zeeuws Veilinghuis
        • Lee Man Fong (1913-1988) 'A Balinese spinner'
          Jun. 06, 2023

          Lee Man Fong (1913-1988) 'A Balinese spinner'

          Est: €30,000 - €40,000

          Lee Man Fong (1913-1988) 'A Balinese spinner', signed upper right, board. H. 84 cm. W. 37 cm. Provenance: a wedding gift, bought at the exhibition room ‘Kunst van onze Tijd’ (Art of our Time), The Hague, ca. 1950 (see label verso). Probably exhibited there as well in May 1950 (no. 40). The painting always remained in the same family. PLEASE NOTE: We don’t accept online live bids during the auction for this lot. Bidding is possible by phone, absentee bid or in the auction room.

          Zeeuws Veilinghuis
        • Lee Man Fong (1913-1988) ‘Mother and child’
          Jun. 06, 2023

          Lee Man Fong (1913-1988) ‘Mother and child’

          Est: €40,000 - €60,000

          Lee Man Fong (1913-1988) ‘Mother and child’, signed and dated 1949 lower right, oil on board. H. 91.5 cm. W. 40.5 cm. Provenance: bought at the exhibition room ‘Kunst van onze Tijd’ (Art of our Time), The Hague, ca. 1949. Probably exhibited there as well in May 1949, no. 8: ‘Moeder en kind’ (‘Mother and child’). The painting always remained in the same family. H. 91.5 cm. W. 40.5 cm. PLEASE NOTE: We don’t accept online live bids during the auction for this lot. Bidding is possible by phone, absentee bid or in the auction room.

          Zeeuws Veilinghuis
        • LEE MAN FONG (1913-1988) A Pair of Doves oil on masonite board 122 x 60 cm.
          May. 29, 2023

          LEE MAN FONG (1913-1988) A Pair of Doves oil on masonite board 122 x 60 cm.

          Est: $260,000 - $350,000

          LEE MAN FONG (1913-1988) A Pair of Doves oil on masonite board 122 x 60 cm. (48 x 23 5/8 in.)

          Christie's
        • Lee Man Fong (b. 1913 - 1988) A Pair Of Doves, 1987
          Mar. 19, 2023

          Lee Man Fong (b. 1913 - 1988) A Pair Of Doves, 1987

          Est: RM40,000 - RM70,000

          A pair of doves - Lee Man Fong had done three score of them, all with the birds in various poses, perched or in flight, and all in his inimitable blend of Western realism and perspective and Eastern spirituality. Doves are harmless gregarious creatures, the harbingers of peace, and symbolic of a sense of freedom. A dove pair also means everlasting love. Though depicted mostly whitish to denote purity, they are untrammelled, freely roaming in the wild, while perched on a craggy rock stump like this one, and always bathed in a golden light of soft brownish and greenish hues. This is certainly one of Man Fong's better dove pairs, concentrated right centre, with twine-like vegetation at the right side and top, while a Chinese colophon slithers down on the left, complete with two seal marks. It is imbued with a dreamy cinematic quality with the obvious play of soft-focus. Not many have succeeded in his trademark subjects of doves: there was the Singapore veteran Choo Keng Kwang, and more recently the young Indonesian Man Fong acolyte Tatang Koentjoro. China-born Lee Man Fong had one of the most flamboyant careers among Asian artists. Made a court painter by President Sukarno, producing the famous deluxe five-volumes of his (Sukarno's) art collection, imprisoned by the Japanese invaders in Jakarta, and spending time between Indonesia and Singapore, besides six years in the Netherlands on a Dutch scholarship. In Indonesia, he had set up an advertising agency, Linto Reclame Bureau (1936) and the Yin Hua association of Chinese painters (1955), but in 1941, he was already a fulltime artist. In Indonesian Art and Beyond (1997), Jim Supangkat wrote of him: "Painting is the flame of culture, forming an expression without words, that can communicate with everyone without … of time, nationality or language." No wonder, in the Sotheby's April 2010 Hong Kong auction, his Bali Life (1960s) sold for a record S$4.1million.

          Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers
        • LEE MAN FONG | Portrait of a Man, 1932
          Mar. 15, 2023

          LEE MAN FONG | Portrait of a Man, 1932

          Est: S$8,200 - S$11,000

          Pastel on paper: 55 x 36 cm Signed, dated and stamped in Chinese character, lower left: MF. Lee.1932

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        • LEE MAN FONG | Peace Doves, ca.1960
          Mar. 15, 2023

          LEE MAN FONG | Peace Doves, ca.1960

          Est: S$45,000 - S$59,000

          Oil on board: 102 x 50 cm Signed and stamped in chinese character, lower right Stamped, upper left

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        • Lee Man Fong Cat oil on board
          Mar. 07, 2023

          Lee Man Fong Cat oil on board

          Est: $8,000 - $15,000

          李曼峰猫木板油画 Lee Man Fong Cat oil on board USD8000-15000 108x55cm 款识:卅四年一九零六之作曼峰 来源:前东南亚佳士得油画部顾问收藏至今85岁。他所收藏的油画曾被佳士得和苏富比拍卖。早年购于画家本人 provanace:former consultant of Christie's oil painting department 85 years old, His oil paintings have been auctioned by Christie's and Sotheby's.Purchased from Artist Lee Manfong 收藏家生于1937年,是前佳士得新加坡的油画部顾问,从1968年开始就对油画情有独钟,80年代在新加坡的Tanglin Shopping Center二楼开了一家画廊,经营印尼的油画和巴厘木雕等艺术品,1974年三月在新加坡Ming Court Hotel举行Dullah的画展中遇到Dullah的好友李曼峰,于是藏家就开始从李曼峰手里大量购买其作品做画展。并且李曼峰最大最精彩的作品也在Hassan家里收藏至今。李曼峰(1913-1988),当代著名画家。1913年出生于中国广州,幼年时移居新加坡,后到印尼,著名画家李曼峰是东南亚的先驱画家,对南洋画风有着重要贡献和影响。Lee Man Fong (1913-1988), a famous contemporary painter. Born in Guangzhou, China in 1913, he moved to Singapore when he was young, and then to Indonesia. The famous painter Lee Man Fong is a pioneer painter in Southeast Asia, and has made important contributions and influences on the Nanyang painting style. Collector was born in 1937, is a former consultant of the oil painting department of Christie’s Singapore. He has been fond of oil paintings since 1968. In the 1980s, he opened a gallery on the second floor of Tanglin Shopping Center in Singapore, dealing in Indonesian oil paintings Bali wood carvings and other artworks. In March 1974, he met Dullah's friend Lee Man Fong in Dullah's art exhibition held at Ming Court Hotel in Singapore.Then this collector began to buy from Lee Man Fong. He bought a large number of his works for exhibition. And Lee Man Fong's biggest and most wonderful works are also collected so far.

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        • Lee Man Fong Golden Fish oil on board
          Mar. 07, 2023

          Lee Man Fong Golden Fish oil on board

          Est: $8,000 - $15,000

          李曼峰金鱼木板油画 Lee Man Fong Golden Fish oil on board USD8000-15000 130x67cm 来源:前东南亚佳士得油画部顾问收藏至今85岁。他所收藏的油画曾被佳士得和苏富比拍卖。早年购于画家本人 provanace:former consultant of Christie's oil painting department 85 years old, His oil paintings have been auctioned by Christie's and Sotheby's.Purchased from Artist Lee Manfong 收藏家生于1937年,是前佳士得新加坡的油画部顾问,从1968年开始就对油画情有独钟,80年代在新加坡的Tanglin Shopping Center二楼开了一家画廊,经营印尼的油画和巴厘木雕等艺术品,1974年三月在新加坡Ming Court Hotel举行Dullah的画展中遇到Dullah的好友李曼峰,于是藏家就开始从李曼峰手里大量购买其作品做画展。并且李曼峰最大最精彩的作品也在Hassan家里收藏至今。李曼峰(1913-1988),当代著名画家。1913年出生于中国广州,幼年时移居新加坡,后到印尼,著名画家李曼峰是东南亚的先驱画家,对南洋画风有着重要贡献和影响。Lee Man Fong (1913-1988), a famous contemporary painter. Born in Guangzhou, China in 1913, he moved to Singapore when he was young, and then to Indonesia. The famous painter Lee Man Fong is a pioneer painter in Southeast Asia, and has made important contributions and influences on the Nanyang painting style. Collector was born in 1937, is a former consultant of the oil painting department of Christie’s Singapore. He has been fond of oil paintings since 1968. In the 1980s, he opened a gallery on the second floor of Tanglin Shopping Center in Singapore, dealing in Indonesian oil paintings Bali wood carvings and other artworks. In March 1974, he met Dullah's friend Lee Man Fong in Dullah's art exhibition held at Ming Court Hotel in Singapore.Then this collector began to buy from Lee Man Fong. He bought a large number of his works for exhibition. And Lee Man Fong's biggest and most wonderful works are also collected so far.

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        • Lee Man Fong White Parrot oil on board
          Mar. 07, 2023

          Lee Man Fong White Parrot oil on board

          Est: $15,000 - $30,000

          李曼峰木板油画两只鹦鹉 Lee Man Fong White Parrot oil on board USD15000-30000 108x49cm 来源:前东南亚佳士得油画部顾问收藏至今85岁。他所收藏的油画曾被佳士得和苏富比拍卖。早年购于画家本人 provanace:former consultant of Christie's oil painting department 85 years old, His oil paintings have been auctioned by Christie's and Sotheby's.Purchased from Artist Lee Manfong 收藏家生于1937年,是前佳士得新加坡的油画部顾问,从1968年开始就对油画情有独钟,80年代在新加坡的Tanglin Shopping Center二楼开了一家画廊,经营印尼的油画和巴厘木雕等艺术品,1974年三月在新加坡Ming Court Hotel举行Dullah的画展中遇到Dullah的好友李曼峰,于是藏家就开始从李曼峰手里大量购买其作品做画展。并且李曼峰最大最精彩的作品也在Hassan家里收藏至今。李曼峰(1913-1988),当代著名画家。1913年出生于中国广州,幼年时移居新加坡,后到印尼,著名画家李曼峰是东南亚的先驱画家,对南洋画风有着重要贡献和影响。Lee Man Fong (1913-1988), a famous contemporary painter. Born in Guangzhou, China in 1913, he moved to Singapore when he was young, and then to Indonesia. The famous painter Lee Man Fong is a pioneer painter in Southeast Asia, and has made important contributions and influences on the Nanyang painting style. Collector was born in 1937, is a former consultant of the oil painting department of Christie’s Singapore. He has been fond of oil paintings since 1968. In the 1980s, he opened a gallery on the second floor of Tanglin Shopping Center in Singapore, dealing in Indonesian oil paintings Bali wood carvings and other artworks. In March 1974, he met Dullah's friend Lee Man Fong in Dullah's art exhibition held at Ming Court Hotel in Singapore.Then this collector began to buy from Lee Man Fong. He bought a large number of his works for exhibition. And Lee Man Fong's biggest and most wonderful works are also collected so far.

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        • Lee Man Fong White Rooster oil on board
          Mar. 07, 2023

          Lee Man Fong White Rooster oil on board

          Est: $8,000 - $15,000

          李曼峰白色雄鸡木板油画 Lee Man Fong White Rooster oil on board USD80000-15000 122x64cm 来源:前东南亚佳士得油画部顾问收藏至今85岁。他所收藏的油画曾被佳士得和苏富比拍卖。早年购于画家本人 provanace:former consultant of Christie's oil painting department 85 years old, His oil paintings have been auctioned by Christie's and Sotheby's.Purchased from Artist Lee Manfong 收藏家生于1937年,是前佳士得新加坡的油画部顾问,从1968年开始就对油画情有独钟,80年代在新加坡的Tanglin Shopping Center二楼开了一家画廊,经营印尼的油画和巴厘木雕等艺术品,1974年三月在新加坡Ming Court Hotel举行Dullah的画展中遇到Dullah的好友李曼峰,于是藏家就开始从李曼峰手里大量购买其作品做画展。并且李曼峰最大最精彩的作品也在Hassan家里收藏至今。李曼峰(1913-1988),当代著名画家。1913年出生于中国广州,幼年时移居新加坡,后到印尼,著名画家李曼峰是东南亚的先驱画家,对南洋画风有着重要贡献和影响。Lee Man Fong (1913-1988), a famous contemporary painter. Born in Guangzhou, China in 1913, he moved to Singapore when he was young, and then to Indonesia. The famous painter Lee Man Fong is a pioneer painter in Southeast Asia, and has made important contributions and influences on the Nanyang painting style. Collector was born in 1937, is a former consultant of the oil painting department of Christie’s Singapore. He has been fond of oil paintings since 1968. In the 1980s, he opened a gallery on the second floor of Tanglin Shopping Center in Singapore, dealing in Indonesian oil paintings Bali wood carvings and other artworks. In March 1974, he met Dullah's friend Lee Man Fong in Dullah's art exhibition held at Ming Court Hotel in Singapore.Then this collector began to buy from Lee Man Fong. He bought a large number of his works for exhibition. And Lee Man Fong's biggest and most wonderful works are also collected so far.

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        • LEE MAN FONG : Balinese Procession, 1980’s
          Mar. 05, 2023

          LEE MAN FONG : Balinese Procession, 1980’s

          Est: RM90,000 - RM130,000

          Chinese painter Lee Man Fong trained in China and in Western Europe, and lived much of his life in Indonesia, developing a particular style that blends together a variety of sources for his quiet yet passionate vision. Lee was born in 1913 in Guangzhou, China, to a family of ten children. After his father’s death, Lee began working to help support his family, producing images for advertisements. The family moved to Singapore and eventually settled in Jakarta in 1930, where Lee secured a job at Kolff, a Dutch printing company. He became the first non-Dutch artist to be invited to provide works for an exhibition organised by the Dutch East Indies Association. Despite his growing artistic success, he was arrested by the Japanese military government in 1942 for his participation in the revolutionary group Fu Xing She; his jailer, Takahashi Masao, was an admirer of his work and as such, secured his early release within months. As his artistic profile continued to rise, he was awarded a Malino scholarship to study in the Netherlands for three years based on the recommendation of the Dutch Viceroy Hubertus van Mook, for whom Lee had produced a portrait. He exhibited consistently and sold successfully in the Hague and at the Salon in Paris.

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        • LEE MAN FONG | Balinese Dancer
          Feb. 04, 2023

          LEE MAN FONG | Balinese Dancer

          Est: S$5,200 - S$7,000

          Ink on paper: 53 x 35.5 cm Signed, lower right: MF. Lee Stamped, upper left

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        • LEE MAN FONG | Happy Family
          Feb. 04, 2023

          LEE MAN FONG | Happy Family

          Est: S$35,000 - S$43,000

          Oil on board: 103 x 50 cm Signed and stamped in chinese character, lower right Stamped, upper left

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        • LEE MAN FONG | Gold Fish
          Feb. 04, 2023

          LEE MAN FONG | Gold Fish

          Est: S$82,000 - S$109,000

          Oil on board: 76 x 108 cm Signed, lower right: MF. Lee

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        • LEE MAN FONG | A Pair of Carp
          Jan. 14, 2023

          LEE MAN FONG | A Pair of Carp

          Est: SGD30,000 - SGD40,000

          103 x 70 cm ; 165 x 64 cm (with frame) oil on board signed lower right with 2 seals upper left and lower right 李曼峰《一对鲤鱼》 油彩 木板 款识:李曼峰(右下)钤印两方 Bid online at https://auctions.33auction.com/lots/view/1-6WOVTY/

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