BORN 1938, PENANG
Dato Tay Mo Leong is a legend of Malaysian art. Hailed from the Pearl of Orient he excels in both batik and watercolour paintings. He was formerly the chairman of the Penang State Art Gallery, the president of the Penang Water Colour Society and a member of the State Museum Board. In 2004, the National Art Gallery honoured him as one of Malaysia’s most important artist and in November 2009, the Penang State Art Gallery honoured him with a Retrospective.