1948 | Penang Library
1955 | British Council, Penang
1968 | British Council, Penang
1980 | Penang Museum and Art Gallery
1993 | National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
1986 | Awarded Datukship by the Penang State Government
1948-1952 | Intermediate certificate (Art and Craft)& National Diploma in Design, Camberwell School of Art, England
- Dato’ Tay Hooi Keat was the founding treasurer of the Penang Chinese-Art Club in 1936.
- Subsequently, from 1964 to 1989, he held the post of Chairman of Penang Museum’s Art Gallery.
- His art through the years runs a gamut of academic Realism, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Cubism and Abstract Expressionism. However, his enthusiasm for art education seems to have eclipsed his love for painting, as he did not exhibit exclusively.
Featured in KL auctions since 2012
2012 May | Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers | Penang Hill I, 1973 | ink and waterolour on paper (35.5cm x 28cm), RM 11,000
2013 Apr | Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers | A Country Lane, 1973 | mixed media on paper (33cm x 26cm), RM 14,300