Long Thien Shih
LONG THIEN SHIH (b. 1946, Selangor) is a Malaysian senior artist best known for his role in the history of modern printmaking in Malaysia. He studied at Atelier 17 and Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris in 1966 under a French government scholarship, before moving to London to further his studies at the Royal College of Art.
He has won awards such as the First Prize in the 1961 Young Malayan Artists Competition in Kuala Lumpur and the 1992 Prints Prize in Salon Malaysia. Thien Shih is known among the contemporary artists of the early generation through his subjects and themes ranging from eroticism, environment concern, satires as well as his careful observations of local and international culture and politics.