Life is Hard, using the medium of oil on board, is significant of Ng’s beginning as a painter under Georgette Chen’s guidance at NAFA. It provides insight into Ng’s aptitude as a painter, and is a pertinent example of his constant interest in the human figure, as well as the human tragedy, since an early age. This work is part of the National University of Singapore Museum Collection. Physical dimensions of original: 610 x 490 mm.
This digital copy © National Library Board Singapore 2008. The original work © Ng Eng Teng, 1960.