Impressionist painter with his own instantly recognizable style
Chong Hon Fatt
“Impressionist artist and oil painter”
Chong Hon Fatt, born 1941, is an Impressionist painter with his own instantly recognizable style. While the Impressionists emphasize the changing qualities of light, from dawn to dusk, Hon Fatt has chosen to devote himself to the brilliance of the sun.
His streetscapes of Penang are notable for their rough beauty, emotional honesty and bold colour. He was commissioned by two UNESCO World Heritage Sites in China to paint their heritage buildings. The Penang State Art Gallery honours Hon Fatt with a well deserved retrospective exhibition and publication.