Pioneer Peranakan painter Sylvia Lee Goh dead at 80

A file image of Lee Goh standing beside her Peranakan-inspired painting 'Red Bride' (oil on canvas, 1996) at an art event in Kuala Lumpur in 2015. Photo: The Star

Senior Malaysian artist Sylvia Lee Goh, who was known for her richly atmospheric and intense oil paintings surrounding her life experiences and Peranakan cultural heritage, has died in Kuala Lumpur. She was 80.

Her death on May 6 in Kuala Lumpur was announced on the National Art Gallery’s Facebook page this morning.

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