Yeong Seak Ling

(b. Perak, 1948)

Recognised as a senior artist who in adept in watercolour technique, Yeong Seak Ling alias Yeong Chee Chong is a self-taught artist who has cast a wide network in the Malaysian art scene through art associations that he established such as the Utara Art Group in 1977, the Art Group Penang in 2003, and Art Group International in 2008. He is a founding member of the Penang Watercolour Society in 1982. In 1996, he founded Art Point Gallery in Penang. He first made his mark when he won third prize (watercolour) in Salon Malaysia in 1966 and was winner of the Malaysian Landscape Watercolour Exhibition in 1982 and 1983.

His art career started since 1990 with depictions of Penang heritage buildings. His first solo exhibition was held at the Penang State Museum and Art Gallery in 1972. Yeong has participated in various international group shows namely in Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore, China, Denmark, Japan, and Argentina.

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