John Lee Joo For, who is known as John recently celebrated his 80th birthday. This was celebrated with much fanfare of an artist who have come a long way since his humble beginnings, charting his career in the Malaysian art scene. Born in 1929, he is known for his exemplary work in promoting and development in art while he is also involved in various other segments of the Malaysian art scene. A performer in many ways, John is also known for his works in literature where he is a writer, a novelist, playwright as well as an art critic. He was also previously involved with lecturing while taking up other roles in the performing arts that include directing.
He is currently staying in Melbourne where he comes back to Penang regularly as he is still very much involved in the Malaysian art scene. Known at times for his printmaking techniques, John’s work has been to many places around the world. His earlier works which were produced during the 60s and the 70s were known to be controversial where he approaches various sensitive issues in his artwork. Today, he devotes his time in evangelism where he is actively involved with working to spread the Christian faith.
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Artworks by Lee Joo For
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