NAME LIST OF PENANG ARTISTS
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  EARLY PAINTERS
(Born before 1930)

 
    CONTEMPORARY
ARTISTS

(Born 1940-1949)
    CONTEMPORARY
ARTISTS
(Born 1950-1959)
    CONTEMPORARY
YOUNG ARTISTS
(Born after 1970)
  Abdullah Ariff
Ang Swee Hin
Chuah Thean Teng
Chur Mor
Ibrahim Abu Bakar
Khaw Sia
Kuo Ju Ping
Lee Cheng Yong

Lee Khoon Choy
Lee Joo For

Tan Guan Hin
Tay Hooi Keat

Tulsi S. Nayar
Wong Siew Inn
Xiao Yao Tian
Yong Mun Sen

 
 

A. Rahman Rahim
Abdul Rashid
Adam Gaspar
Ang Tin Kean
Askandar Unglehrt
Booy Fook Chooi
Chan Yoon Wai
Chai Chuan Jin
Cheah Chee Wah
Cheng Haw Chien
Chew Choon
Chew Kiat Lim
Chia Tick Chiam
Chiang Soa Ling
Ch'ng Swee Guan
Choh Kok Kheong
Chong Hon Fatt
Choong Seow Yew
Choong Tein Chew
Choy Siew Kek
Chuah Seow Keng
Chuah Siew Teng
Elsie Lee
Eric Quah
Fong Kim Sing
Foo Hong Tatt
Foong Po Che
Goh Sheow Sun
Heng Eow Lin
Ho Hee Khim
Ismail bin Abdullah
Karuna Sam
Keng Choon Seang
Keng Seng Choo
Khairul Albar Masror
Khor Seow Hooi
Koay Soo Kau 
Lau Teik Beng
Lim Chee Boon
Lim Choong Fung
Lim Kung Chooi 
Lim Wing Kiak
Loh Chaw Teck
Mai Ai Ching
Mat Desa Mat Rodzi
M. Mustaffa b.Siddik
Md.Mustaffa B. Siddik
Ng Chai Tian
Ong Soo Keat
Syed Salleh 
Sylvia Lee Goh
Tan Cheng Cheng
Tan Kim Seng
Tan Kok Hwa
Tan Peng Hooi
Tan Thean Song
Tang Ching Kua
Tang Hon Yin
Toya Lim Khoon Hock
Yeap Tho Hoay
Yeap Tho Seng
Yee Mook Sin
Yeoh Teik Hooi
Yeong Seak Ling
Yong Cheng Wah 
Zakaria Ali
 

 

A.Rahman Mohamed
Ahmad Suhaimi
Ang Yok Lan
Beckey Chong
Beh Ju Gaik
Cheah Ewe Hoon
Chen Yet Lee (Linda)
Cheong Mei Fong
Chiou Ling Chyi
Chin Kok Kong
Chong Hip Seng
Chuah Kok Hooi
Foo Yean Lee
Ho Mimi
Lim Fong Chong
Lin Mei Nu
Ismail Abdullah
Ismail Ariffin
Lay Khin Loong
Loke Hung Tho
Lye Yau Fatt
Mohamed Najib
Neoh Chin Boon
Ong Ah Koy
Ong Guik Joo
Ong Wah Peng
Peter Huang
Rosidah bt. Anang
Sim See San
Tan Eok Sim
Tan Kuan Aw
Teoh Phaik Eng
Teoh Siew Chu
Yeong Soo Wah
Yip Soon Heng
Yuen Chee Ling

 

Azyani Azmy
Aziyah Ibrahim
Chan Boon Hong
Cheah Siew Hwa
Ch'ng Kiah Kiean
Ch'ng Huck Theng
Ch'ng Mei Yen
Choh Kiat Siong
Chuah Wan Lay
Hong Chong Kiat
Intan Suhaila
Khoo Seok Wah (Dr)
Khor Qing Xiong
Koay Lan Hiang
Lim Siew Aun (Jackson)
Lim Thean Sing
Mazali bin Mahali
M. Fizi Abd. Ghani
M.Shafarin b.A.Ghani
Mohd, Fauzee Ahmad
Mohd Shafik
Moey Sue Jean
Moy Siew Ting
Nasrul Hisham
Ooi Chee Kheng
Paul Bunsu bin Gitang
Shaparel Salleh
Tang Boon Chye
Thor Choon Seong
Wong Mooi Kuan
Yeong Ning
Yoon Sook Fong
Zainuddin Mansor
Zulkifli B. Zainol Alam
  CONTEMPORARY
ARTISTS
(Born 1930-1939)
  Cao Chuan
Chan Boon Hong
Cheung Pooi Yip
Chew Teng Beng
Chong Chin Seng
Chooi Yew Seng
Chuah Kooi Yong
Gog Sing Hooi
Ho Khay Beng
Ismail Abdllah
Kang Weng Hock
Khoo Khay Tat
Khoo Sui-Ho
Khor Ean Ghee

Lau Tat Hong
Lim Eng Hooi
Lim Soo Mun
Mah Ai Ching
May Liang
Oon Suan See
Tan Chiang Kiong
Tan Choon Ghee
Tan Lye Hoe
Tan Mooi Sin
Tay Mo Leong
Tayed bin Yop
Teh Siew Joo
Yee Mook Sin
Yeo Eng Siang
Yeo Hoe Koon
 
 
 
 
  CONTEMPORARY
ARTISTS
(Born 1960-1969)
   
Adnan Omar
Amiluddin Nor Ghazali
Cheng Yeow Chye
Choo Beng Teong
Choong Ai May
Fong Lee Li
Goh Mai Loon
Ham Nee Chiak
Hanif bin Hassan
Hasnul J. Saidon
Jajaluddin Abd Rahman
Khairul Albar b. Masror
Khoo Cheang Jin
Koay Shao Peng
Lau Seong Leng
Lee Eng Beng
Lew Heng Jit
Lim Lay Sim
Lim Li Kin
Loh Guik Choo (Angel)
Loo Hooi Nam
Mohd.Anuar b.Hashim
M, Hassan Mohamed
M. Razali Mat Ridzuan
Ng Soak Wah (Sharon)
Ong Siew Kuan
Rizal bin Othman
Siti Esah Mat Isa
Siti Salmah bt. M. Noor
Tan Ngee Kong
Tan Siew Kuan(Simon)
Tan Tee Hean
Teh Ee Ming
Ung Mooi Leng
Wong Siew Pheng
Yew Swee Wah
Yuhana bt.Azmy
Zakaria b.Abd.Ghani
 
 

 

   
 

Brief bio-data of PENANG ARTISTS
We sincerely thank the artists for their co-operative by sending their information to us.

       
ABDULLAH ARIFF  (Late)
 

Visit personal web-page(Male), Born in Penang (1904 - 1962), self-taught artist, Art teacher at Anglo - Chinese School, Penang (now known as Methodists Boys' School). Held some group shows since 1954. One of the active and famous early painter in Penang.

 
   
A. B. IBRAHIM  (Late)
 
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(Male), Born in Alor Star, Kedah (1925 - 1977), self-taught artist, One solo show at Dewan Besar Perniagaan Cina, Ipoh in 1962. One of the active and famous early painter in Penang.
 
   
ANGELOH GUIK CHOO   (Female), born in 1965. She Studied interior, graphics, fashion design and commercial art at Sain Academy of Art. Fine Art at Oriental Art College. Scrulpture with Heng Eow Lin and photography with Pang Piow Kan. Now is principal of Angeloh Art Studio. She works on arylic and mix media. 1991-2006 She has been participates in numerous group exhibition local and abroad. And won various Awards in art awards in art competition. Her painting are in private and public collection all over the world.   
   
ANG SWEE HIN    Visit personal web-page  
   
CHAI CHUAN JIN   (Male), born in 1943. Trained in Specialist Teacher Training Institute in 1967. He works on watercolor, acrylic and oil. He has had a solo exhibition and participated in many group shows locally and abroad. His works are in private and public collection, including Penang State Art Gallery and Museum and Gallery University Sains Malaysia.     
   
CHAN BOON HONG   (Male), born in 1938, Penang. His arts works appeared as early as 1959 in both "5th Malayan Artist Exhibition" in KL and "5th Local Artists Exhibition" in Penang. Since then he participated in many group exhibitions. He works on almost all media with greatly diversified subject matter as well as varied techniques.  
   
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CHEAH S.H. (ADELENE)   (Female), born in 1970, Penang. Received her training from the Sain Academy of Art. She has keen interest in nature, abstract and heritage watercolor and acrylics works. She has participated in various group exbitions since 1992 and won some awards for her works. Some of her pieces have found their way to foreign soils.    
   

CHEN YET LEE (LINDA)

  (Female) born in 1956. She works mainly with oil. She has participated in many group exhibitions since 1989. She loves nature and this is reflected in most of her paintings. If possible  she would like to bring forth the fragrance and sound of nature.  
   

CHEUNG POOI YIP

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(Male), Born in 1936, Sungai Petani, Kedah. Self-taught artist, has held 5 solo exhibitions and about 80 group shows since 1962. He paintings are in private and public collections all over the world.
 
   

DR. CHEW TENG BENG

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(Male), Born in 1938, Kuala Terengganu. Educated at New York University (1983 - 86).  
 
       
CH'NG MEI YEN   (Female), born in 1973. Educated at the University of Waterloo, Canada.Graduated in 1997 with a degree in Mathematics. Participated in Penang Art Society Exhibition (October 2005) and Friends of CFA exhibition (December 2005).  
       
CH'NG HUCK THENG   Visit personal web-page  
 
CH'NG SWEE GUAN   up-dating soon  
 
CHOH KIAT SIONG   (Male), Born in 1968, Alor Star, Kedah. Educated at Kuala Lumpur College of Art (KLCA)  
 
CHONG CHIN SENG   (Male) born in 1936. Educated at Kirkby College (UK) in 1959 and at USM in 1974 (BA hons), in 1982 (MA in Fine Art). He serves as art teacher, art lecturer, principle and art consultant in private college and university. He works on water colour, acrylic and oil. His paintings are inprivate and public collection, including Nation Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur.  
 
CHONG HON FATT   (Male), born in 1941. Educated at Chung Ling Hign School in 1960 and now is full-time artist. HE works on oil. He has held 9 solo exhibition since 1965. His paintings are in private and public collections all over the world, including Penang State Art Gallery, H.R.H Sultan of Kedah, Prime Minister's Office Malaysia. Conducted 4 oil painting workshops at WBDA ART-FEST 03, New Zealand in 2003.  
 
CHOY SIEW KEK   up-dating soon  
 
CHUAH SEOW KENG   up-dating soon  
 
CHUAH SIEW TENG   up-dating soon  
 
DATUK CHUAH THEAN TENG    Visit personal web-page
(Male), Born in1912, China, now residing in Penang. Educated at Amoy Art School, China. Has held Many solo
exhibitions and group shows since 1965. He paintings are in private and public collections all over the world, including National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. One of the most active and famous early painter in Penang.
 
 
DATO' CHUK MOR  (Late)   Visit personal web-page 
(Male), Born in China. Died in Penang (1913 - 2002). Art education - Influenced by Gao Jianfu of the Lingnan School. 
 
 
FOO HONG TAT   up-dating soon  
 
GOH SING HOOI   up-dating soon  
 
HAM NEE CHIAK   (Male) born in 1956, an amateur painter, He works on chinese ink painting and water colour. He won Nationwide "FORMULA MALAYSIA" Art Competition consolation price in 2000. He has participated various group exhibitions since 1993. Some of his paintings are in private collections and in recent "Wesak Day", his work entitled Prayer for Peace" was collected by Kedah Buddist Association.  
 
HO HEE KHIM  (Late)   up-dating soon  
 
HO KHAY BENG  (Late)   Visit personal web-page (Male), Born in Penang(1934-1986). Educated at Rome Academy of Fine Arts, Italy.    
 
HO MIMI   (Female) Born in 1945 (Kedah). 1982 - 1986 she studied art from the late penang artist Mr. Chooi Yew Seng & Ms. Rosalynn Teoh. 1984 - 2006 she had many local & oversea group shows. Her paintings are in some private collection in Malaysia. Committee member of Central Kedah art Society.  
 
KENG SENG CHOO   (Male), Kedah artist born in1945. Educated at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore. Won 3 art competitions locally since 1965. He has held 2 solo shows and many group shows. Currently holds the position of vice president of North Kedah Art Society.  
 
KHAW SIA  (Late)   Visit personal web-page
(Male), Born in China (1913 - 1984), Migrated to Penang in 1937. One of the most active and famous early painter in Penang.
 
       
Khoo Khay Tat   Visit personal web-page  
 

DR. KHOO SEOK WAH

  (Female), 1971 Born in Penang. Graducted in Mass Com. USM, Specialising in Broadcasting under school of communication. Also CEO of Venessa Diamonds, Co-Founder of Enyu Counselling Services & Dreams Foundation. Columnist writer, chinese brush painter  
 
KHOO SUI HO   Visit personal web-page (Male), Born in 1939, Kedah. Now residing in Houston, Texas, USA. 1959 - Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore. 1974 - Pratt Graphic Centre, New York. Has held Many solo exhibitions and group shows since 1965. He paintings are in private and public collections al over the world, including National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. One of the most active and famous contemporary painter in Penang.  
 
KHOR EAN GHEE   Visit personal web-page (male), Born in 1934, Penang. 1989 - Educated at F.C.S.D. - Fellow, Chartered Society of Design, England. Now residind in Singapore. Has held Many solo exhibitions and group shows since 1965. One of the most active and famous contemporary painter from Penang.  
 
KHOR SEOW HOOI   (Male) born in 1946. Educated at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore in 1967 and studied at the Oriental Institute of Technology, Taiwan in textile printing. Presently is consultant of textile design. Full-time water colour artist specializing in heritage buildings and chinatown scenes. His paintings are in private and public collections all over the world, including USM Museum, Penang.  
 
KUO JU PING  (Late)   Visit personal web-page (Male), Born in Fukien (1908 - 1962). Migrated to Penang when young. 1938 - Educated at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore.1941 - Influenced by Xu Beihong. Held 3 solo shows and many group shows. He paintings are in private and public collections all over the world, including National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. One of the most active and famous early painter in Penang.       
 

LEE CHENG YONG (Late)

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(Male), Born in China (1913 - 1974). Educated at Shanghai (Sin Hwa) Academy, Shanghai, China. Held 5 solo shows and many group shows. He paintings are in private and public collections all over the world, including National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. One of the most active and famous early painter in Penang.
 
   
LAY KHIN LOONG (Jeff Lay)   (Male), born in 1959, Penang. Obtained secondary education at Saint Xavier's Instituion. Was the chairman of Maktab Perguruan Ipoh (Baru) Art society in 1978 and 1979. At present, he is the art teacher for St. Georges School in Balik Pulau. He has been teaching Art in primary and secondary school level for 26 years.  
   
LEE JOO FOR   up-dating soon  
   
LEW HENG JIT   (Male), born in 1968, Penang. graduated from Conservatory of Fine Arts (CFA) - Diploma in Fine Art. Profession in Advertising Graphic Designer since 1989. Member of Penang Watercolor Society. He works on watercolor, acrylic and also oil. He Has participates regularly in local artist art exhibition.   
   
LIM KHOON HOCK (Toya)   up-dating soon  
 

LIM KUNG CHOOI  (Late)

  (Male), Born in Penang (1944 -200X). Educated at Teachers' Training College, Penang. Held 5 solo shows and many group shows.  
 
LIM SIEW AUN (JACKSON)   (Male), born in 1971. Graduated from Equator Academy of Arts (Diploma in Graphic Design). Studied Fine Arts from Mr. Chai Chuan Jin. Works only on watercolor and specialized in still-life paintings. Active in the Arts Scene since 1994.  
   
LO MIN WEI   (Female), Born in 1972. Completed her Master of Fine Arts degree in Fine Arts in United States and her main interests are in portraiture and figurative paintings.She has taught at several colleges in Penang and K. L. and now is lecturer of University Tunku Abdul Rahman.  
   
LOKE HUNG THO   (Female), born 1952 in Ipoh. Educated at Conservatory of Fine Art. She works on acrylic, oil and watercolor. Participate in group Exhibition since 1997. Her favourite subjects are water lilies. Her paintings are collected locally and abroad including London and Australia.  
   
LOO HOOI NAM   (Male), born in 1965. A self taught artist. He works on watercolor and oil. He has held 4 solo exhibitions. His painting are private and public collections all over the world.  
 
LYE YAU FATT   (Male), Born in Kedah 1950, Self-taught artist, Printmaking Workshop U.S.A. Held many group shows since 1986.  
 

MAY LIANG  (Late)

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MD. MUSTAFFA BIN SIDDIK
PJK. PJM
  (Male), Born in 1943, Specialist Teachers Training Institution (STTI 1981), Art lecturer at Malayan Teachers College Penang (1983-1990), He works on abstract and portraiture. Held some Solo and Group Exhibitions since 1970's. Individual Collections.  
   
NG SOAK WAH (SHARON)   (Female), born in 1966, member of Penang Arts Society. Mainly engaged in Oilpainting and watercolor. Her works participatetd in various group exhibition in local and abroad, private and public collections in local and overseas also.  
   
ONG GUIK JOO   (Female), born in 1958. Educated at Maktab Perguruan Raja Melewar in Sremban. She the continued her training at Wah Peng Art Gallery, Hung Yang Academy of Art (Fine Art) and Penang Classical Art Center. She works on oil paint and watercolour. She has exhibited in Pameran Tahunan Persatuan Senilukis and Penang Teacher's Art Circle since 1994.  
   
RIZAL BIN OTHMAN   (Male), born 1966. Attended year course in Art Education at Maktab Perguruan Perlis in year 2000. He then pursue his education in Fine Arts At USM from year 2003-2006. At present he teach at SMK Teluk Panglima Gorang in Selangor.  
 
TAN CHIANG KIONG   Visit personal web-page      
 
TAN CHOON GHEE   up-dating soon  
 
TAN GUAN HIN (Late)   Visit personal web-page  
   
TAN KOK HWA   (Male), born in 1939. Graduated Ching Hwa high School, Ringit, Johore. One Man Batik Exhibition in 1970, Penang Library. Display My Arts Pieces in My Batu Ferringgi Shop and sell for the art lover all over the world. Also, employing tradition chinese paper and ink in completelly new style of composition.  
 
TAN LYE HOE   Visit personal web-page    
   
TAN MOOI SIN @ TAN JOO YONG   (Female) born in 1939. Her favourite medium is oil. She also worked on watercolor and chinese brush painting. She participated in 1996 Penang Art Society Annual Exhibition and in 2002 Artist Show in Randolph (U.S.A).  
 
TAN TEE HEAN   (Male), born in1967. Educated at Malaysian Institute of Art, Kuala Lumpur in 1986-1989. He works on water colour & oil. He has held 3 solo art exhibitions since 1993. His paintings are in private and public collections.  
   
DATO TANG HON YIN    Visit personal web-page   
   
DATUK TAY HOOI KEAT   Visit personal web-page  
   
TAY MO LEONG   Visit personal web-page  
   
UNG MOOI LENG   (Female), born 1965. Self taught Artist. She works on chinese painting and mixed media. She has held many group exhibitions since 1994. Her paintings are in private and public collections all over the world.  
   
WONG SIEW PHENG   (Female), born in 1961. She received training at Maktab Perguruan Ipoh in Hulu Kinta. She then continued her training for Art Education at Maktab Perguruan Ilmu Khas in Kuala Lumpur in 1995. She has participated in Pameran Tahunan Persatuan Senilukis in 1993 and also has participated Penang Teachers' Art Circle Anniversary Exhibition in 1994, 2000, 2002/03, 2004, 2005.  
   
YEE MOOK SIN   (Male), born in 1943. Graduated from the Federation Military College, Port Dickson and the specialist Teachers' Training Institute, Kuala Lumpur, Lecturer at the Malayan TEachers' College, Penang and is now a full-time artist. He has held 9 solo exhibitions in oil, watercolor and acrylic. Participated in numerous local, Asian and World art exhibitions in China, korea, Taiwan, Singapore, UAE, and Thailand. Won numerous art awards.  
   
YEO ENG SIANG  (Late)   up-dating soon  
   
YEO HOE KHOON   up-dating soon  
   
YEOH TEIK HOOI   (Male) born in 1941, Penang. Studied at M.B.S. Penang Art Teacher: the late En Abdullah Ariff. Taken part in Art exhibition from 1987 - 2005. Delving only in water colour currently, teaching art in S.M.S.M.(P) Sungai Petani.  
   
YEONG NING Visit personal web-page
   
YEONG SEAK LING   Visit personal web-page
(Male), 1948 born in Ipoh, Perak. Self-Taught professional artist, has held 5 solo exhibitions and about 100 group shows since 1965. He paintings are in private and public collections all over the world, including National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. One of the most active and famous contemporary painter in Penang.   
 
   
YEW SWEE WAH   (Female) 1966 born in Penang. Educated at the University of Science Malaysia in 1998 and College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales in 2004. She is now the Head of Art Department of Penang Cgung Ling High School and the Chairperson of the Penang Teachers' Art Circle. The medium she enjoys working with are oil, acrylic, batik, photography and mixed media.  
   
YONG MUN SEN (Late)   Visit personal web-page  
   
YUEN CHEE LING   Visit personal web-page   
   
DR. ZAKARIA ALI    Visit personal web-page  
   

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