Yeo Eng Hin (1956 - )
Yeo Eng Hin was born in 1956, Selangor, Malaysia. In his formative years, Yeo pursued his interest in art by training under renown Malaysian artist, Chia Yu Chian. He soon followed the footsteps of his teacher to study at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) in Singapore and furthered his education in Paris at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in the 1980s. As a student at NAFA, Yeo enjoyed painting scenes of the Malaysian natural landscape. A trip to the scenic hills of Cameron Highlands in Pahang, Malaysia with his peers in 1976 led Yeo to develop his lifelong fondness for illustrating tranquil lands and peaks. When he was in Paris, Yeo focused on sketching and oil painting, citing eminent artists like Bolognese painter, Leonardo Cremonini and Chinese-French artist, Zao Wou Ki as mentors. Yeo has since travelled widely, including parts of China and Cambodia to depict its landmarks, often lending a sense of peace and stillness. Besides being a painter, Yeo is also an art educator and an active member of the Malaysian art community. Some of Yeo’s other accolades and appointments include Principal of Masean Art Academy in Kajang, Principal of Art Specialist Centre in Klang, President of NAFA Malaysian Alumni Association and cultural education committee member of The Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall.