Khaw Sia Artists

Khaw Sia

Khaw Sia (b 1913) Born in China in 1913, Khaw Sia studied at the Sinhua Academy in Shanghai from 1925 to 1932 and travelled to England in 1933 to learn watercolour painting under the private tutelage of Sir Russell Flint. He eventually migrated to Penang with his family in 1937. Khaw Sia, whose watercolour accolades include awards from Le Salon Paris (1956) and the Summer Salon 14th annual exhibition at the Royal Institute Galleries, London (1957), is widely credited as among the influential pioneers of Malaysian Art along with Abdullah Ariff, Yong Mun Sen, Kuo Ju Ping, Tay Hooi Keat, Chuan Thean Teng, Lee Cheng Yong and several others. His paintings are collected all over the world, including by the National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur.

"Coconut Tr.."
Artist ~ Khaw Sia