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  • Kam Kee Yong : half-length portrait

    Personalities · Foo, Eric Chee Meng
    This is a photograph of Kam Kee Yong, known to many as a composer, violinist, conductor, artist, and, not least, as the father of violinist Kam Ning. Kam is also a prolific artist who paints on a variety of themes. He was awarded the Cultural Medallion Award in 1984 for...
  • Dr Wong Meng Voon (黄孟文博士) : half-length portrait

    Personalities · Foo, Eric Chee Meng
    Shown here is a photograph of Dr. Wong Meng Voon i.e. Huang Mengwen) who is one of Singapore's most well-known Chinese authors. He was the first recipient of the Cultural Medallion in Chinese literature in 1981. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Kuo Pao Kun : half-length portrait

    Personalities · Foo, Eric Chee Meng
    Shown here is a photograph of Kuo Pao Kun, who made a monumental contribution to Singapore’s literature and theatre. He had written 24 plays, some of which have become classics. He was awarded Cultural Medallion (Drama) in 1990. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Chua Ek Kay : half-length portrait

    Personalities · Foo, Eric Chee Meng
    This is a photograph of Chua Ek Kay (b. 1947, China - d. 2008, Singapore), an artist who has been hailed as the bridge between Asian and Western art. He is the first Chinese ink painter to win the United Overseas Bank Painting of the Year Award (1991). He received...
  • David Lim Kim San : half-length portrait

    Personalities · Foo, Eric Chee Meng
    Shown here is a photograph of David Lim Kim San, who was conferred the Cultural Medallion in Music in 1979 for his distinguished contributions to the nation. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Goh Beng Kwan : half-length portrait

    Personalities · Foo, Eric Chee Meng
    This is a photograph of Goh Beng Kwan, a leading second-generation artist in the Singapore’s cultural scene. Goh specialises in mixed media art and was awarded the Cultural Medallion in Visual Arts in 1989 for his artistic contributions to Singapore. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Paul Abisheganaden : half-length portrait

    Personalities · Foo, Eric Chee Meng
    This is a half-length portrait of Paul Abisheganaden, musician and conductor. Paul Abisheganaden was a recipient of the Cultural Medallion for Music in 1986. Title devised by Library staff.
  • S. Varathan : half-length portrait

    Personalities · Foo, Eric Chee Meng
    Pictured here is Mr. S. Varathan, a National Arts Council Cultural Medallion Recipient in 1984. He formed the Singapore Indian Artistes’ Association, compiled his drama experiences in books, researched on the development of Tamil theatre in Singapore, in addition to taking on the role as an advisor guiding the younger...
  • Chua Soo Bin : half-length portrait

    Personalities · Foo, Eric Chee Meng
    This is a photograph of Chua Soo Bin (Cai Simin) (b. 1932, Singapore), a photographer who has received accolades for his work in advertising and fashion photography, and especially for his 1980s photographic documentation of the lives of important Chinese ink painters. He is also a well-respected senior gallerist in...
  • Chew Kok Chang : half-length portrait

    Personalities · Foo, Eric Chee Meng
    This is a half-length portrait of Chew Kok Chang, the recipient of the Cultural Medallion Award 1999 in literature. Besides poetry and mini-novels, Chew has also written and translated children’s literature actively, which includes poems, nursery rhymes, fairy tales and folktales. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Choo Hoey : half-length portrait

    Personalities · Foo, Eric Chee Meng
    This is a half-length photo shot of Choo Hoey, founder and conductor emeritus of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO). He was also its resident conductor and music director from 1979 to 1996. He was one of the recipients of the inaugural Cultural Medallion in 1979. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Muhammad Ariff bin Ahmad : half-length portrait

    Personalities · Foo, Eric Chee Meng
    This is a half-length portrait of award-winning writer, editor and former lecturer Muhammad Ariff Ahmad (b. 6 December 1924, Singapore-), a.k.a. Mas, who is a prominent expert and activist of the Malay language and culture in Singapore. A founding member of the esteemed Malay literary club, Asas '50, he had...
  • Ng Eng Teng : half-length portrait

    Personalities · Foo, Eric Chee Meng
    This is a photograph of Ng Eng Teng, one of the most renowned artists in Singapore. He is remembered for his large-scale sculptures gracing many a public space, and his introspective and whimsical interpretations of humanist themes in the three-dimensional. He was awarded the Cultural Medallion in 1981. Title devised...
  • Phan Wait Hong : half-length portrait

    Personalities · Arts · Foo, Eric Chee Meng
    Pictured here is Mdm Phan Wait Hong, Singapore’s most celebrated Beijing opera doyenne and recipient of the 1992 Cultural Medallion (Theatre). Title devised by Library staff.
  • Leong Yoon Pin : half-length portrait

    Personalities · Foo, Eric Chee Meng
    This is a half portrait of Leong Yoon Pin. Wearing the many hats of composer, educator, and conductor, Leong is mainly known for his role as a composer. He was honoured with the Cultural Medallion in 1982. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Georgette Chen : headshot

    Personalities · Foo, Eric Chee Meng
    This is a headshot of Georgette Chen nee Chang Li Ying (b. 1906, Zejiang Province, China - d. 15 March 1993, Singapore). She is considered one of a group of artists to have established the Nanyang style of painting. She is most known for her still life and portraits in...
  • Thomas Yeo : half-length portrait

    Personalities · Foo, Eric Chee Meng
    This ia a photograph of Thomas Yeo, who represents one of the Singapore’s “second generation artists” who studied in the West. Yeo mixed media collages in which he used recycled ideas from his landscape paintings, and incorporating a multitude of available materials. In 1984, he was awarded the Singapore Cultural...
  • 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...
  • Chng Seok Tin : headshot

    Personalities · Foo, Eric Chee Meng
    This is a headshot of Chng Seok Tin, print maker, artists and writer. She was born on 6 October 1946 in Singapore. She did her studies in art in Singapore, UK, France and USA, from 1971 to 1985. She obtained two master degrees in art and majored in printmaking from...
  • Foo Tee Jun : half-length portrait

    Personalities · Foo, Eric Chee Meng
    This is a photograph of Foo Tee Jun, a highly regarded and artistically distinguished photographer of salon photography. Foo Tee Jun was awarded the Cultural Medallion for Photography in 1989. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Anthony Poon : headshot

    Personalities · Foo, Eric Chee Meng
    This is a photograph of widely cited “second-generation artist”, Anthony Poon Kin Soon. He is probably the most commissioned Singaporean artist of his generation, with innumerable works in both private and public collections. In 1990, he was awarded the Singapore Cultural Medallion. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Lin Chen : headshot

    Personalities · Arts · Foo, Eric Chee Meng
    This is a photograph of Lin Chen, who was a playwright and one of the early pioneers of Singapore theatre. He was awarded the Cultural Medallion (Theatre) in 1982. Title devised by Library staff.
  • M. Balakrishnan : headshot

    Personalities
    This is a coloured photograph of M. Balakrishnan, an Indian author and the recipient of the Cultural Medallion Award 2005 in literature. Photo from M Balakrishnan © Courtesy of National Arts Council. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Lee Tzu Pheng : half-length portrait

    Personalities · Arts · Foo, Eric Chee Meng
    Shown here is a photograph of Dr. Lee Tzu Pheng, who is considered one of Singapore's most distinguished poets. She was awarded Cultural Medallion Award (Literature) in 1985. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.