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Arts>>Visual Arts>>Painting
Personalities>>Biographies>>Authors>>Cultural Medallion Recipients
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English
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Adults|Young People
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Article
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Abstract:
Chua Ek Kay (b. 1947, Guangdong, China–d. 8 February 2008, Singapore) was an artist who is known for bridging Eastern and Western art. He was the first Chinese-ink painter to win the United Overseas Bank Painting of the Year Award in 1991. Chua trained under Singaporean master brush painter, Fan Chang Tien of the Shanghai School, but later developed a keen interest in Western art. The blend of traditional Chinese art forms and Western art techniques feature prominently in Chua’s paintings. He was awarded the Cultural Medallion in 1999.