(1904 - 1962)
Abdullah Ariff was active/lived in Malaysia. Abdullah Ariff is known for painting.
Biography Abdullah Ariff
Abdullah Ariff was born in a Peranakan Jawi family of ten whose parents were of Turkish descent. At age nine, in 1913 he persevered to enter the Anglo-Chinese School despite his mature age for primary school. The Principal, Reverend G.F. Pykett was reluctant to accept his application at first but later acknowledged his diligence at school when he passed his Senior Cambridge in 1925.
He was then hired as an art teacher at his alma mater and taught there for the next six years. By then, he was already exhibiting his works and was invited to become a member of the Penang Impressionist Society (1932 – 1941), an all-Caucasian art club registered in 1898. Abdullah Ariff contributed his drawings and linocut illustrat
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