Abdullah Ariff: a cosmopolitan artist of the early 20th Century Malaya

Abdullah, Sarena (2018) Abdullah Ariff: a cosmopolitan artist of the early 20th Century Malaya. JATI-Journal of Southeast Asian Studies. pp. 152-166. ISSN 2600-8653

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Abdullah Ariff (1904-1960) is one of the earliest Penang artist active in producing illustrations and art works during the early 20th century Malaya. He was a self-taught artist and subsequently an art teacher at the local Anglo-Chinese School, Penang. He was one of the earliest local members of the Penang Impressionist, an art groups consisting of mostly wives of English officers and expatriates. As one of the early Malayan painter who had exhibited in the United States, United Kingdom and France during the 1950s, Abdullah Ariff was accorded the title ‘Father of Modern Art in Malaysia’ by Zakaria Ali through an exhibition held at that National Arts Gallery under the same title. Working as both illustrator and artist, this paper will examine the cosmopolitanism of Abdullah Ariff through his background and works he produced.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Special Issue 2018 - Rebranding Southeast Asia
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
Divisions: Pusat Pengajian Seni (School of the Arts) > Article
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Depositing User: Administrator Automasi
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2022 01:48
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2022 01:51
URI: http://eprints.usm.my/id/eprint/32239

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