Culture

Famous Artists from Singapore

List of the most popular artists from Singapore, listed alphabetically with photos when available. For centuries artists have been among the world's most important people, helping chronicle history and keep us entertained with one of the earliest forms of entertainment. Whether they're known for painting, sculpting, etching or drawing, the famous Singaporean artists on this list have kept that tradition alive by creating renowned pieces of art that have been praised around the world. You can find useful information below about these notable Singaporean artists, such as when they were born and where their place of birth was.

Jang and Kev and Han Sai Por are only the beginning of the artists on this list.

This list answers the questions, "Which famous artists are from Singapore?" and "Who are the most well-known Singaporean artists?"

For further information on these historic Singaporean artists, click on their names. If you're a fine art lover use this list of celebrated Singaporean artists to discover some new paintings that you will enjoy.
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  • Liu Kang
    Life by the River, Adjusting the Waistband, Roast Pork Stall
    • Age: Dec. at 92 (1911-2004)
    • Birthplace: Fujian, China
  • Cheong Soo Pieng
    In the Village, Kayan Ladies, Kayan Musician
    • Age: Dec. at 66 (1917-1983)
    • Birthplace: Xiamen, China
    • Associated periods or movements: Modernism
  • Georgette Chen
    Still Life with Cut Apple and Orange, Mosque in Kuala Lumpur, Family Portrait
    • Age: Dec. at 87 (1906-1993)
    • Birthplace: China
    • Associated periods or movements: Post-Impressionism
  • Tang Da Wu
    Axe, Tiger's Whip, And He Came Home When You Least Expected
    • Age: 79
    • Birthplace: Singapore
    • Associated periods or movements: Contemporary art
  • Ng Eng Teng
    Wealth, Freedom Child, Contentment
    • Age: Dec. at 67 (1934-2001)
    • Birthplace: Singapore
  • Lim Hak Tai
    Composition, Riot, Bamboo Rock
    • Age: Dec. at 69 (1893-1963)
    • Birthplace: Xiamen, China
  • Lee Wen
    The Book of Influence, Pathless Forest, Organic Basalt
    • Age: 65
    • Birthplace: Singapore
  • Chen Wen Hsi
    Mother Hen with Chicks, Gibbons, Red Carps
    • Age: Dec. at 85 (1906-1992)
    • Birthplace: Guangdong Province, China
  • Lim Tze Peng
    Rochor Morning Market, Setting Shop, Solitude
    • Age: 98
    • Birthplace: Singapore
  • Han Sai Por
    20 Tonnes, Growth by Medium: Marble, Physical Consequence
    • Age: 78
    • Birthplace: Singapore
  • Ong Kim Seng
    Stall Bali, Heart of Kathmandu, Old Corner
    • Age: 76
    • Birthplace: Singapore
  • Ng Woon Lam
    Scent of Morning II, Morning Chat, Little India
    • Age: 51
    • Birthplace: Johor, Malaysia