Khaw Sia

Born: 
1913 - 1984
Place: 
Penang
Category: 
Nanyang
Senior
SOLO EXHIBITIONS 

1955 | Penang

1966 | Perak

1976| Penang

1977 | Penang

1998 | Retrospective Exhibition, Penang State Art Gallery

 

HONORS/AWARDS

1956 | Le Salon, Paris

1957 | Summer Salon, 14th annual exhibition at the Royal Institute Galleries, London

1956 | National Society 25th exhibition, England

 

EDUCATION

1925-1932 | Sin Hua (New China) Art Academy, Shanghai

1933 | Private tuition from Sir Russel Flint, England, watercolour painting

 

  • Migrated to Penang after a sojourn in Bangkok in 1937, where he painted many Thai scenes
  • 1954 visited Bali, and painted many oil and watercolours of Balinese maidens and landscapes
  • Expert on orchids and a member of the American Orchid Society, travelled extensively to find new species for his garden and painted many watercolours of orchids
  • Painted in watercolour, oil and pastel
  • Met Xu Bei Hong (Chinese brush painter) while in Shanghai
 
 

 

 

 AUCTIONS

2010 Aug | Henry Butcher Malaysia | watercolour on paper (72cm x 27cm), RM 13,200

2010 Aug | Henry Butcher Malaysia | watercolour on paper (72cm x 27cm), RM 17,050

2010 Aug | Henry Butcher Malaysia | watercolour on paper (27.8cm x 35cm), RM 6,600

2011 Jun | Henry Butcher Malaysia | watercolour on paper (26cm x 22cm), RM 5,500

2011 Jun | Henry Butcher Malaysia | watercolour on paper (37cm x 44cm), RM 13,200

2011 Jun | Henry Butcher Malaysia | watercolour on paper (48cm x 35cm), RM 11,000

2012 May | Henry Butcher Malaysia | watercolour on paper (56cm x 75.4cm), RM 22,000

2012 May | Henry Butcher Malaysia | watercolour on paper (33.9cm x 43.2cm), RM 9,350

2012 Oct | Henry Butcher Malaysia | watercolour on paper (50.5cm x 68cm), RM 15,400

2013 Apr | Henry Butcher Malaysia | watercolour on paper (46cm x 54cm), RM 14,300

2014 May | Christie’s Hong Kong Asian 20th Century Art Day Sale | The Penang Botanical Gardens Series (River, Entrance, Waterfall and Pavilion | ink and watercolour on paper (29cm x 36cm), RM 21,670

2014 May | The Edge Auction | Riverine Village | watercolour on paper (45cm x 45cm), RM 17,600

2014 Nov | Christie’s Hong Kong Asian 20th Century Art Day Sale | Feasting | watercolour on paper, 1980 (49cm x 71cm), RM 19,710

2015 May | Christie’s Hong Kong Asian 20th Century Art Day Sale | New Year Feast | watercolour on paper, 1980 (38.5cm x 67cm), RM 26,732

2015 March | The Edge Auction | Dewdrops on White Orchids | watercolour on paper, 1978 (74cm x 26cm), RM13,200

2015 Oct  | Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers | STILL LIFE WITH KICAP, c.1940sOct-15 | Watercolour on paper (32cm x 32cm) | RM5,000.00

2016 Nov | Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers | ORCHIDS, undated | Watercolour on paper (55cm x 38cm) | RM8,736.00

2017 March | The Edge Auction | ORCHIDS & DEWDROPS, 1983, watercolor on paper (65 x 26cm) | RM 9,328.00 (price include buyer's premium gst)

2017 March | The Edge Auction | WASHING BY THE RIVER, circa 1940s, watercolor on paper (28 x 35cm) | RM 6,636.00 (price include buyer's premium gst)

2017 April | Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers | UNTITLED, undated | Watercolour on paper (69cm x 26cm) | RM7,840.00