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A Many Splendored Things
A Many Splendored Things
c. 1990s

Acrylic on canvas
92 x 92 cm
c. 1990s
Credit Line:
Collection of ILHAM Foundation
© Ahmad Khalid Yusof
About Ahmad Khalid Yusof

Ahmad Khalid Yusof (b. 1934 – 1997, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)  graduated from the Malayan Teachers’ College in Kirby, Liverpool in 1957 and attended the Specialist Teachers’ Training Institute in Kuala Lumpur in 1963. He continued his education at Winchester Art School from 1966 – 1969 and completed his MFA at Ohio University in 1976. Upon returning to Malaysia, he taught at Mara Institute of Technology from 1970 – 1989, retiring as Deputy Dean in Academic Affairs. A pioneer of Islamic calligraphy in modern Malaysian art, the late Ahmad Khalid combined an expressionist play of text with rich colour fields in celebration of the Word. He was the director of Shah Alam Art Gallery from 1991 – 1997, president of Malaysian Artists’ Association (PPM), and guest writer for Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka.