Exhibition

24 October to 28 October 2018

Ink Legacy: Fine Ink Paintings by Singaporean Masters

24 October to 28 October 2018

We hope to share with you about our upcoming exhibition Ink Legacy: Fine Ink Paintings by Singaporean Masters.

Exhibition Dates: 24th October to 28th October 2018
Exhibition Timings: 11am to 7pm, daily
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This exhibition showcases fine ink paintings by various Singaporean masters, including Fan Chang Tien, Liu Kang, Chen Wen Hsi, Pan Shou, Zhang Dan Nong and Ling Cher Eng. These artists are well known for their artistic achievements and immense contribution to the Singapore arts scene.

This exhibition aims to showcase these artists’ works as a form of remembrance and appreciation for their contributions towards art excellence in Singapore. This is a private, selling show.

Fan Chang Tien (1907 – 1987)

Fan Chang Tien (范昌乾) is an artist true to the tradition of Chinese painting. Fan Chang Tien arrived in Singapore from China in the 1950s, bringing with him a fresh dimension of Xieyi painting. He is widely credited with inspiring a new direction and development for Chinese ink painting in Singapore teaching successful artists such as Ling Cher Eng (1940-1995), Nai Swee Leng, Lim Kay Hiong, Chua Ek Kay (1947-2008), Tan Oe Pang and Chen Kezhan.


Pan Shou (1911 – 1999)

Pan Shou was a poet and all-round modern Renaissance man. Pan’s contribution to the cultural landscape of Singapore is indelible, and his collective oeuvre can be seen as a critical, literary and artistic commentary of the clash of cultures as the native Chinese and Chinese Diaspora faced up to the changes brought on by the decades.


Liu Kang (1911 – 2004)

Liu Kang was a Singaporean artist known for his Balinese-themed figurative paintings. He was a founding member of the Singapore Art Society. He was also known for developing the Nanyang Style. Liu came to Singapore in 1942 and had been credited with numerous contributions to the local arts scene. In May 2003, the 92-year-old artist gave the majority of his paintings and sketches, amounting to over 1,000 pieces, to the Singapore Art Museum.


Ling Cher Eng (1940 – 1995)


Ling Cher Eng is a late second-generation Singaporean artist known for his bold strokes and unique ink painting style. He is most known for his paintings of plum blossoms and landscapes. He was also the first and longest disciple of pioneer artist Fan Chang Tien.


Chen Wen Hsi (1906 – 1991)

Chen Wen Hsi is a Chinese-born Singaporean painter known for his use of representational imagery as a catalyst for creating abstract shapes and colors. Influenced by traditional Chinese paintings, Chen created his own vocabulary of forms and colors based in the observation of nature, animals, and man-made structures. Today, his works are in the collection of the Singapore Art Museum.


Zhang Dan Nong (1903 – 1975)

Zhang Dan Nong was a famous ink painter and was well known for his calligraphy and engraving. He was good at painting tigers, horses and landscape. Additionally, he was good at painting flowers and birds as well. His calligraphy style was considered calm and simple. Because of his skills in so many areas, he was known as a very skilful all-round painter.