Monday, December 29, 2008

A story of a Royal Painter

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 AlHaj50" 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 
until today.

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