Malay Kampong/马来甘榜

Lim Yew Kuan (b. 1928) is one of the prominent Singapore’s second-generation artists, who emerged in the local art scene in the 1950s. His father Lim Hak Tai was the founding principle of the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts. Lim graduated from the Academy in 1950 and later joined the Equator Art Society as one of its funding members and the first president in 1956. During the period from 1958 to 1962, he was pursuing further study at Chelsea School of Art in London, UK. From 1964 to 1979, Lim served as the second principle of the Nanyang Academy and later continued to teach there until his retirement in 1994. In the year 2011, Lim Yew Kuan received the Cultural Medallion from Singapore government. Representing the serene beauty of the tropical, the work is visual testament to the artist’s deep understanding of the printmaking medium and an evidence of his experimentation with different woodcut gouging techniques. Lim’s print-making is uniquely grounded on his solid foundation in art realism.

Artist Name
Lim Yew Kuan
Date/Period
1966
Region
Singapore
Dimension
Image size: 58.6 x 86 cm, Frame size: 91.5 x 119 cm
Accession No.
2014-01318
Material
Woodcut
Collection of
National Gallery Singapore
Category
Prints