Ismail Hashim(1940-2013) Master Photographer

By Cecil Rajendra

August 2013 IN MEMORIAM
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Post Boxes Along Bagan Serai-Taiping Road (1991 & 1992).
The hallmark of every great artist is, when walking into a room or gallery, one can at once identify his works. Van Gogh, Picasso, Gauguin, El Greco, Modigliani, Giacometti and Ibrahim Hussein were blessed with this genius of imbuing their work with a stamp as unique as a thumbprint.A couple of years ago, just before his Retrospective at the Penang State Art Gallery, I staggered into a small pub off Kedah Road and, through a cumulus of cigarette smoke, discerned...

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Cecil Rajendra