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  • Calligrapher, 1970s : front view [1]

    Arts · Personalities · Economy · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows a Chinese calligrapher working on his craft. Calligraphers were among the five-foot-way traders who conducted their businesses along shophouse walk-ways which were five feet wide. Such calligraphy stalls were commonly found in areas such as Chinatown. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Calligrapher : profile

    Personalities · Arts · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This black and white photograph shows the profile of a Chinese calligrapher writing auspicious Chinese verses for sale. His works are displayed on the wall behind him. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Chinese calligraphers at work, 1960s : general view

    Personalities · Arts · Economy · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows two Chinese calligraphers at work along a five-foot-way during the 1960s in Singapore. They are surrounded by their work which are hung on the walls. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Lim Tze Peng : half-length portrait

    Personalities
    This is a headshot photograph of Lim Tze Peng, recipient of the Cultural Medallion in 2003. He first established his art practice in the early 1950s with a series of oil painting on Chinese junks. He is best known for the significant number of Chinese ink drawings and paintings of...
  • Calligrapher : front view

    Personalities · Arts · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    A bespectacled calligrapher is shown in this black and white photograph, seated at a table writing auspicious Chinese verses for sale. His works are displayed all around him. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated.
  • Calligrapher, 1970s : front view [2]

    Personalities · Arts · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This 1970s photograph shows a Chinese calligrapher at work. Calligraphers were among the five-foot-way traders and craftsmen who conducted their business along shophouse walk-ways which were five feet wide. Such calligraphy stalls were commonly found in areas such as Chinatown. Physical dimensions of original: 13 x 10 cm. Title devised...
  • Calligrapher cum fortune-teller : front view

    Personalities · Arts · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    A bespectacled calligrapher is shown in this black and white photograph, seated at a table writing auspicious Chinese verses for sale. His works are displayed all around him. He is also a fortune teller. On the table and in front of it are advertisements of his services. Title devised by...