Raphael Scott Ah Beng was born in 1939, Sarawak, Malaysia. He's one of the most established Borneo artists. He won first prize at the Sarawak Shell Open Art Competition in 1959, 1982 and 1983, and third prize in the Natural Malaysia Art Competition in Kuala Lumpur in 1991. He also served as an advisor in the Sarawak Artist`s Society from 1999 to 2000.
He attended an Art and Photography course at Bath Academy of Art, UK, from 1964 to 1967, and returned again in 1973, under the British Council Grant to study English and Drama at the British Drama League in London. He also studied broadcasting at the BBC in 1990 under a joint Sarawak/British Council Grant.
Scott Ah Beng's many accomplishments reveal a spirited character, with an unquenchable thirst for learning various subjects. His works were exhibited at Petronas gallery in 2013, which addresses the spiritual, social and economic concerns of the Malay Archipelago. His paintings have also been held in the permanent collections of public institutions and private collectors in Malaysia and the surrounding region.