Lee Man Fong

About Lee Man Fong

Lee Man Fong (1913-1988) is born in Canton, China but his family moved to Singapore when he was very young. In Singapore he got painting lessons and when his father died when he was 17, he painted ads to generate income for the family. In 1932 Lee Man Fong went to Jakarta on the island of Java in Indonesia where he worked as a commercial artist and also had an advertising company.

His artwork which combined Chinese and Western style began to get attention and he had exhibitions with his paintings. After 1940 Lee Man Fong decided to work full-time as a painter. He went to Bali for a short time to paint the daily life over there and got a scholarship to study in the Netherlands.
Lee Man Fong became chairman of the Society of Chinese Arts in Indonesia and got a established name as a painter when he became the official painter of Sukarno, the first president of Indonesia. After his work for Sukarno, Lee Man Fong went back to Indonesia where he continued to paint and his paintings sold to collectors and museums. When he became sick he went back to Jakarta and died a couple of years later.

What are paintings of Lee Man Fong worth?

Paintings of Lee Man Fong are highly sought after by collectors from China and collectors of Indonesian art and sometimes you can find his paintings at auctions. On average the price of an Lee Man Fong painting starts around $40-50,000.- but can easily go higher, up to millions. Because Lee Man Fong was travelling a lot and also sold his works on exhibitions, new paintings of him are still being discovered and auctioned. High ranking expats that worked in Indonesia in the 1960s might have bought one of those paintings and brought back home. When you have a painting of Lee Man Fong and are thinking to bring it into auction, look for the international auction houses that have experience with auctioning Lee Man Fong paintings, like the Zeeuws Veilinghuis in the Netherlands.

Lee Man Fong now in auction

We’ve been looking for the search term ‘Lee Man Fong‘ in upcoming art and antique auctions of the auction houses we are working with. If there are any, those lots are displayed over here. We haven’t been looking for alternative names, spelling or descriptions.

Lee Man Fong (1913-1988)

Lee Man Fong (1913-1988)

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Paintings of Lee Man Fong

These are some of the best examples of the work of Lee Man Fong.

Lee Man Fong (1913-1988) `Flute

Lee Man Fong (1913-1988) `Flute

Lot 37: Lee Man Fong (1913-1988) `FluteLee Man Fong (1913-1988) `Flute player on a buffalo and his friend`, signed and dated 1952 upper left in Chinese, board. 99 x 45 cm. Provenance: bought from

Lee Man Fong (1913-1988) `Two

Lee Man Fong (1913-1988) `Two

Lot 81: Lee Man Fong (1913-1988) `TwoLee Man Fong (1913-1988) `Two carps`, signed and dated 1952 upper right in Chinese, board. Provenance: bought from the artist in the Netherlands. 99 x 45 cm.

Lee Man Fong (1913-1988)

Lee Man Fong (1913-1988)

Lot 78: Lee Man Fong (1913-1988) Lee Man Fong (1913-1988) `Flower girl`, signed upper left, board, 88,5 x 39 cm. Provenance: acquired directly from the artist in the Netherlands. Exhibited: Lee Man

Lee Man Fong (1913-1988) `The

Lee Man Fong (1913-1988) `The

Lot 17: Lee Man Fong (1913-1988) `TheLee Man Fong (1913-1988) `The eagle`, signed and dated February 1948 upper left in Chinese, board. 122 x 60 cm. Provenance: bought from the artist in the

Lee Man Fongauction archive

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Lee Man Fong 1913-1988

Lee Man Fong 1913-1988

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Five books: Lee Man Fong,

Five books: Lee Man Fong,

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Lee Man Fong 1913-1988

Lee Man Fong 1913-1988

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Lee Man Fong (1913-1988) `Two

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Lee Man Fong (1913-1988) `Flute

Lee Man Fong (1913-1988) `Flute

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Five books: Lee Man Fong,

Five books: Lee Man Fong,

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Affandi (1907-1990)

Affandi (1907-1990)

Lot 89: Affandi (1907-1990) Affandi (1907-1990) `The ox