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Wednesday, November 22, 2017


Exhibition Public - Asia

Strokes of Life: The Art of Chen Chong Swee

National Gallery, City Hall Wing, Level 4 Gallery
1 St Andrew’s Road #01–01,
Singapore, Singapore
Mar 11, 2017 To Dec 03, 2017


Detail: Chen Chong Swee was an important early Singapore artist and educator who made significant contributions to the development of the Singapore and Malaya art scenes. He was amongst the first artists in Singapore to incorporate local subjects in his works, depicting Malay village scenes in his ink paintings from as early as the 1930s.

This show features key works from his six decade-long career. It highlights his proficiency in both Chinese and Western art traditions as well as his exploration and experimentation with Chinese painting techniques.

Wu Guanzhong: A Walk through Nature and Rediscovering Treasures: Ink Art from the Xiu Hai Lou Collection are running at the Wu Guanzhong Gallery in tandem with this exhibition. Viewed collectively, these complementary shows offer a broad overview of the evolution of modern Chinese painting.

Phone No.: 6271 7000
Contact Email: [email protected]
Site URL: https://www.nationalgallery.sg/see-do/programme-detail/455/strokes-of-life-the-art-of-chen-chong-swee

Chen Chong Swee. <em>Ice Kachang Vendor</em>
Chen Chong Swee. Ice Kachang Vendor
1950s–1960s
51.4 × 53.3 cm.
Chinese ink and colour on paper
Gift of the artist's family.

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