Ismail Mat Hussin

Ismail Mat Hussin is known for his musculoskeletal renditions of fishermen and dazzling versions of traditional Malay life focusing on the arts and crafts rendered in mosaic-like compositions.

Ismail Mat Hussin is one artist who kept true to batik painting until today. His interest was kindled during weekly art painting classes under Nik Mahmood at Padang Garong Malay School in Kota Bharu from 1954 to 1955, and he was also a protégé of Khalil Ibrahim. He is the only remaining batik painter in Kelantan who uses this technique.