Datuk Ibrahim Hussein is widely regarded to be one of the ‘veterans’ in the Malaysian art scene. Born on 13 March 1936, Ibrahim comes from Kedah and passed away in 2009 at the age of 72. As an artist, Ibrahim has been instrumental in creating movements in the art scene while his works have been known for his techniques as well as his trademark. He was the artist who created what he named as ‘Printage’ which is a combination of 2 main art techniques, printing and collage.
Ibrahim knew that art was his passion from his early childhood where he would study at the prestigious Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore before continuing his education at the Byam Shaw School of Art and the Royal Academy Schools in 1959. He would then be working as a postman as well as film extra to help him financially in London and would later travel to France and Italy to further expand his techniques after he was awarded an Award of Merit Scholarship.
After that, he was appointed the resident artist at University of Malaya and would go on to establish the Ibrahim Hussein Museum and Cultural Foundation in Langkawi island, which is a non-profit foundation and museum developed to promote art and culture to the masses.
Datuk Ibrahim Hussein’s Artworks
Datuk Ibrahim Hussein – Kabuki
Datuk Ibrahim Hussein – The Dream