Penang State Art Gallery Gets a Windfall of Masterpieces

loading Abdullah Ariff, Tanjung Bungah Village, 1954, Watercolour on paper.

ANOTHER LARGESSE of artworks, 330 in all, has been donated by Datuk Dr. Tan Chee Khuan to the Penang State Art Gallery (PSAG). The magnanimous collection is valued at an estimated RM1.3mil. With this latest tranche donated from 2012 until 2020, Dr. Tan, who is a collector-gallerist-artist and deputy chairman of the PSAG, has donated a total of 432 works over the years, though this time it’s partly a family affair as a few belonged to his children, Chien Li and Ee-Lene. The centrepieces are two watercolours by pioneer Abdullah Ariff, namely Limestone Hills and Tanjung Bungah Village; and oil on canvas ...

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