Ch'ng Huck Theng

The Award Winning Artist

Malaysia Presents Chng’s Painting to ENSBA, France

The Malaysian government presented Chng Huck Theng’s painting entitled ‘Determination’ to Europe oldest and most prestigious art school Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts (ENSBA) in Paris. The hand over was made by the Malaysian Ambassador to France, Dato S.Thanarajasingam and witnessed by the Higher Education Minister Dato Seri Khaled Nordin. Accepting the artwork was none other than the head of ENSBA, Henry-Claude Cousseau. Making Chng one of the very few if not the only Malaysian artist to be collected by this art institution that has a history since 1648 and produces world renowned artists including Claude Monet, Gustave Moreau, Edgar Degas, Pierre-Augusta Renoir, Xu Beihong, etc.

Henry Cousseau was delighted with Chng’s artwork and commented that the artist’s work was unique and had a strong character. Dato Seri Khaled Nordin was delighted with the event and was confident that this would further strengthen the relationship between the two countries especially in art and culture. Ambassador Thanarajasingam said that one of his aim was to connect Malaysian art institutions with ENSBA and hoping that this could further enhanced Malaysian art scene in Europe. He also mentioned that one of Chng’s paintings was hanging in the Malaysian Embassy in France.


From left to right: Prof. Dato’ Radin Umar, Ch’ng Huck Theng, Henry-Claude Cousseau (Director of the École des Beaux-Arts), Datuk Seri Mohd Khaled Nordin (Minister of Higher Education Malaysia), Dato’ S. Thanarajasingam (Ambassador of Malaysia to Paris), Datuk Dr. Zulkefli Bin A. Hassan

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November 19, 2009 Posted by | collections, news | , | Comments Off on Malaysia Presents Chng’s Painting to ENSBA, France