Lot 39: LEE CHENG YONG (b. 1913 - d. 1974) LADY WITH LEAVES, undated, Oil on canvas laid on board

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April 29, 2018, 1:00 PM SGT
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Description: It’s not known who’s the woman depicted amidst plants with large pendulous leaves, but the woman with shoulder-length hair and fair and smooth complexion looks like a village damsel with no jewellery on her, not even earrings. There’s something that looks like a sarong wrapped over her chest, but you could only guess from the small little triangle of red on the bottom right (of the painting) that passes for it. She looks lost in thought. Is it boyfriend / hubby tiff, or sheer boredom and drudgery of rural life? What is she contemplating?Lee Cheng Yong is arguably the most versatile of the pioneer artist who also devoted his life to teaching Art, mostly at Han Chiang High School in Penang. He studied at the Sin Hwa Art Academy (later known as Shanghai Academy of Fine Art) in 1927 and taught Art at the Chung Ling High School in Penang. He was given a Retrospective by the Penang State Art Gallery in 1996 after solo exhibitions in 1934 (Philomatic Union, Penang) and 1960 (Chin Kang Association, Penang). He became first president of the Penang Chinese Art Club, which he formed in 1936.
Dimensions: 42cm x 33cm
Artist or Maker: LEE CHENG YONG
Medium: Oil on canvas laid on board
Date: undated
Provenance: Private collection, Penang
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