CHINESE INK painting was once a focus of Penang’s Chinese community, especially among groups passionate for Chinese arts and culture, during the 30s and 40s. That was when artists from China still came to Penang, nourishing and inspiring the place. Some settled down and sought to earn a living here, while some came to exhibit and sell their artworks to raise funds for the war relief efforts in China.
Angie Ang mounting a piece of Chinese painting on rice paper at her workshop Photo: Angie Ang.
During that period, Penang art collectors and artists actively supported artists from China by holding exhibitions ...
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