This Blog is dedicated to a Royal Painter of Selangor, who is my best friend, my mentor and my ex-lecturer.
Ahmad Nazri Abdullah
was born in December 1937
in Melbourne to Australian parents with Scottish, English
and Afghani lineage, Ahmad Nazri Abdullah received his
first formal art education at Swinburne Technical College in
1953 at the tender age of 15.
Then he sporadically dabbled with the advertising
industry between 1959 and 1974 and his last position was
regional creative director for Marklin Advertising
and was responsible for creative output for Kuala Lumpur,
Singapore, Jakarta and Bangkok offices.
Tired of 'living out of a suitcase'
and coupled with his pursuit for his first love, painting.
In 1974 Nazri started his painting career full time
while being a full time academician at ITM Shah Alam.
Al-Marhum Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah AlHaj. 50" x 36" oils on canvas. Istana Selangor
In 1978 he was appointed by His Royal Highness
Al-Marhum Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah AlHaj,
Sultan of Selangor as Pelukis Diraja Selangor,
an appointment that he proudly carries