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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.

Liu Kang is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Artists from Singapore
Life by the River, Adjusting the Waistband, Roast Pork Stall Liu Kang was a Singaporean artist famous for his Balinese-themed figurative paintings. He was a founding member of the Singapore Art Society, and was credited with developing the Nanyang Style. ...more

Chua Ek Kay is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Artists from Singapore
Chua Ek Kay was a Singaporean artist hailed as the "bridge between Asian and Western art" with a unique painting style using Chinese ink on paper that demonstrated an ingenious blend ...more

Cheong Soo Pieng is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Artists from Singapore
In the Village, Kayan Ladies, Kayan Musician Cheong Soo Pieng was a Singaporean artist who was a pioneer of the Nanyang art style, and a driving force to the development of Modernism in visual art in the early 20th-century Singapore. He ...more

Georgette Chen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Artists from Singapore
Still Life with Cut Apple and Orange, Mosque in Kuala Lumpur, Family Portrait Georgette Chen, born Chang Li Ying was a Singapore painter known for her Post-Impressionistic styled oil paintings at the turn of the 20th-century. She was a forerunner of the visual arts in ...more

Tang Da Wu is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Artists from Singapore
Axe, Tiger's Whip, And He Came Home When You Least Expected Tang Da Wu is a Singaporean artist who works in a variety of media, including drawing, painting, sculpture, installation art and performance art. Educated at Birmingham Polytechnic and ...more

Ng Eng Teng is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Artists from Singapore
Wealth, Freedom Child, Contentment Ng Eng Teng, The Grandfather of Singapore Sculpture was a sculptor in Singapore known for his figurative sculptures, many of which are found in public locations around Singapore. His legacy ...more

Lim Hak Tai is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Artists from Singapore
Composition, Riot, Bamboo Rock Lim Hak Tai was one of Singapore's pioneer artist at the turn of the 20th century, and was the person who inspired the Nanyang School of art form, to reflect the 'Nanyang' region, both in ...more

Lee Wen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Artists from Singapore
The Book of Influence, Pathless Forest, Organic Basalt Lee Wen is a Singaporean performance artist on social identity themes, and best known for his Yellow Man performances. Painting his own body with bright yellow poster paint, he expresses an ...more

Lawrence Koh is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Artists from Singapore
Lawrence Koh Lawrence Koh is an actor.

Chen Wen Hsi is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Artists from Singapore
Mother Hen with Chicks, Gibbons, Red Carps Chen Wen Hsi, is one of Singapore's pioneer artists, known for his avant-garde Chinese paintings. He was born in Baigong in Guangdong province, and had his early education at Chen Li Primary ...more

Lin Hsin Hsin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Artists from Singapore
Lin Hsin Hsin is an IT inventor, artist, poet and composer from Singapore, deeply rooted in mathematics and information technology. She established the first virtual museum website, the Lin Hsin ...more

Choy Weng Yang is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Artists from Singapore
Choy Weng Yang is a Singaporean artist, curator and arts writer and a proponent of the art fraternity in post-independent Singapore. His literary contributions on post-modern arts in Singapore, ...more

Lim Tze Peng is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Artists from Singapore
Rochor Morning Market, Setting Shop, Solitude Lim Tze Peng is a Singaporean artist who is a teacher by training and profession. He was awarded a Cultural Medallion in 2003 in recognition of his contribution to the country's art and

Han Sai Por is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Artists from Singapore
20 Tonnes, Growth by Medium: Marble, Physical Consequence Han Sai Por is a Singaporean sculptor. A graduate of the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, East Ham College of Art, Wolverhampton College of Art and Lincoln University, New Zealand, she worked as a ...more

Chen Chong Swee is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Artists from Singapore
Chen Chong Swee was a Singaporean watercolourist belonging to the pioneer generation of artists espousing the Nanyang-styled painting unique to Singapore, at the turn of the 20th century. He was ...more

Anthony Poon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Artists from Singapore
Anthony Poon was one of the pioneer abstract artists in Singapore best known for his paintings in the Wave Series which he began working on in 1976.

Lim Cheng Hoe is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Artists from Singapore
Lim Cheng Hoe was a watercolourist recognized as one of the key pioneer artists in Singapore, along with his peers like Cheong Soo Pieng and Chen Chong Swee. He was credited for the amalgamation ...more

Ong Kim Seng is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Artists from Singapore
Stall Bali, Heart of Kathmandu, Old Corner Ong Kim Seng, was born in Singapore and has been a full-time artist since 1985. He has participated in group and solo exhibitions at Singapore and in the United States, China, United Kingdom, ...more

Ho Ho Ying is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Artists from Singapore
Ho Ho Ying is a Singaporean abstract artist known for his avant-garde Chinese calligraphy and his Abstract Expressionistic works of art unique to Asian ideology. He is also an accomplished ...more

Yip Cheong Fun is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Artists from Singapore
Yip Cheong Fun was an influential Singaporean documentary photographer, best known for his photograph "Rowing at Dawn", which was taken in 1957 in celebration of Singapore obtaining ...more

Chong Fah Cheong is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Artists from Singapore
Chong Fah Cheong is a Singaporean sculptor known for many public sculptures in Singapore. Though he worked in a variety of styles from abstract to figurative, his name is identified with a ...more

Ng Woon Lam is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Artists from Singapore
Scent of Morning II, Morning Chat, Little India Ng Woon Lam is a full member of National Watercolor Society NWS and American Watercolor Society. He showed in National Watercolor Society eightieth and eighty-second international exhibition, ...more

Namiko Chan Takahashi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Artists from Singapore
Namiko Chan Takahashi is a Singaporean painter.

Russel Wong is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Artists from Singapore
Russel Wong is a Singapore-born Hollywood celebrity photographer.

Tan Swie Hian is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Artists from Singapore
Tan Swie Hian is a Singaporean multidisciplinary artist known for his contemporary Chinese calligraphy, chinese poetry and contemporary art sculptures found in Singapore and many parts of the ...more

Charles Andrew Dyce is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Artists from Singapore
Charles Andrew Dyce was born in St Nicholas, Aberdeen, Scotland to parents William Dyce and Margaret Chalmers who were married on 8 Feb 1798. Charles is also the younger brother of William Dyce, ...more

Loy Chye Chuan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Artists from Singapore

Loke Wan Tho is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Artists from Singapore
Loke Wan Tho, born in Kuala Lumpur, was a Singaporean business magnate, ornithologist, and photographer. He was the founder of Cathay Organisation in Singapore and Malaysia, and Motion Picture ...more

Jimmy Ong is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Artists from Singapore

Teo Bee Yen is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Artists from Singapore
Teo Bee Yen is a photographer from Singapore.

Jang and Kev is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Artists from Singapore
Jang and Kev Jang and Kev are a conceptual, fashion and stills photography duo.