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Personalities>>Biographies>>Authors>>Cultural Medallion Recipients
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English
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Abstract:
Wee Beng Chong (黄明宗; Huang Mingzong) (b. 22 November 1938, Singapore–), a renowned artist, was one of the first recipients of the Cultural Medallion when it was established in 1979. Among the most versatile artists in Singapore, Wee has done sculpture, Chinese painting, Chinese calligraphy, seal engraving, wood-carving, oil painting, acrylic, watercolour, ceramic plates, finger painting, print-making, sketching, mixed-medium works and lithograph. He was also active in art education. He joined the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) in 1981, heading its Fine Art department from 1982 to 1989 before becoming a senior lecturer from 1990 to 2014. Wee also co-founded several art societies such as the Modern Art Society Singapore, Singapore Shicheng Calligraphy and Seal-carving Society, and Lanting Art Society. In addition, he has advised or headed art societies and events in Singapore, such as the Sculpture Society Singapore, Singapore Calligraphy Centre and the National Day Calligraphy & Painting Exhibition, among others.