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Nik Zainal Abidin

 (1933 - 1993)
Nik Zainal Abidin was active/lived in Malaysia.  Nik Zainal Abidin is known for painting.

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Nik Zainal Abidin, who followed his dalang (puppeteer) father across Kelantan in wayang kulit performances when he was young, was arguably the first to adapt the wayang kulit myths and folklore into fine art. It’s interesting that fellow artist Patrick Ng Kah Onn (1932-1989), in his thesis for the Hammersmith College of Art & Design in London, had classified Nik Zainal Abidin in the “primitive mould” together with Australia’s Albert Namatjira and France’s La Dounier Rousseau. His repertoire also included tales from the Mahabharata and the Hikayat Panji. He worked as a set designer for RTM in the 1960s until his retirement in 1988. He is known for his design of the Kunci Ibu Kota, the cokmar (royal mace) and the royal throne for the Yang di   ...  Displaying 750 of 1096 characters.

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Preparing for Combat 1, 1981
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