Datuk Mohd. Yaman Hj. Ahmad Mus

Allahyarham Mohammed Yaman Hj. Ahmad Mus was born in Putatan, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah on 29th November 1938, and passed away on the 28th December of 2010 at the age of 72. He was the Director of  Sabah State Art Gallery, and was also the patron of its development since the early 1980s. He established the Sabah Art Gallery which was placed under the administration of the Sabah Sports and Cultural Board and temporarily a resident at one of the Sabah Museum’s buildings, he also designed and constructed special mural for the Wisma Sime Darby (K.L.) He is someone who is passionated toward the arts.

Throughout 1954 to 1957 he was actively involved in the production of cartoons alongside comic strips, he also made illustrations and delved into paintings. Among the cartoon and comic works created are “Pa Lang”, “Adventure of Tom”. “The Group of Three” and so on. Among his many talent, Datuk Mohd Yaman was  also a writer, whom  writing were published under the pen name of “AHMMADONY”, EMWAI SABAH” and.M.Y.  Throughout this period, he also became a founding member of AGABA, a cultural organization, headed by Mr Donald Stephens (Tun Mohd.Fuad Stephens) and Sabah Literary Association. Mohammed Yaman Hj. Ahmad Mus was respected leader, artist and writer whom  had contributed greatly to the Sabah  art scene.