Singapore Cityscape 95

Ong Kim Seng, born in 1945 and one of Singapore’s best known watercolourists, is largely a self-taught artist who learnt by observing pioneer watercolourists Lim Cheng Hoe (1912-1979) and Gog Sing Hooi (1933-1994) who painted by the Singapore River on Sundays. Ong, whose first solo exhibition in 1979 featured works from his 1978 trek to the Himalayas, became a full-time artist in 1985. In 1999 Ong was awarded the Cultural Medallion by the Singapore government, and in 2000 the prestigious Dolphin Fellowship by the American Watercolour Society, the only Asian to receive such an honour.

Artist Name
Ong Kim Seng
Date/Period
1995
Region
Singapore
Dimension
Image size: 109 x 200 cm, Frame size: H141.5 x W232.5 x D6 cm
Accession No.
2007-52956
Material
Watercolour on paper
Collection of
Singapore Art Museum
Credit Line
Donation from the President's Office, Istana
Category
Paintings