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
    Liu Kang (Chinese: liu kayng; pinyin: Liú Kàng) was a Singaporean artist known for his Balinese-themed figurative paintings. He was a founding member of the Singapore Art Society, and was credited ...more
  • Chua Ek Kay (Chinese: 蔡逸溪; pinyin: Cài Yìxī) (1947 – 8 February 2008) was a Singaporean artist hailed as the "bridge between Asian and Western art" with a unique painting style using Chinese ink on ...more
  • Cheong Soo Pieng
    In the Village, Kayan Ladies, Kayan Musician
    • Age: Dec. at 66 (1917-1983)
    • Birthplace: Xiamen, China
    • Associated periods or movements: Modernism
    Cheong Soo Pieng (simplified Chinese: 钟泗宾; traditional Chinese: 鍾泗賓; pinyin: Zhōng Sì Bīn; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Tsing Sì-pin) was a Singaporean artist who was a pioneer of the Nanyang art style, and a driving ...more
  • 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
    Georgette Chen, born Chang Li Ying (Chinese: 张荔英; pinyin: Zhāng LìYīng) was a Singaporean painter known for her Post-Impressionistic styled oil paintings at the turn of the 20th-century. She was a ...more
  • Tang Da Wu
    Axe, Tiger's Whip, And He Came Home When You Least Expected
    • Age: 80
    • Birthplace: Singapore
    • Associated periods or movements: Contemporary art
    Tang Da Wu (Chinese: 唐大雾; pinyin: Táng Dàwù, pronounced [tʰɑ̌ŋ tâ.û]; born 1943) is a Singaporean artist who works in a variety of media, including drawing, painting, sculpture, installation art and ...more
  • Ng Eng Teng
    Wealth, Freedom Child, Contentment
    • Age: Dec. at 67 (1934-2001)
    • Birthplace: Singapore
    Ng Eng Teng (Chinese: 黄荣庭; pinyin: Huáng Róngtíng; 12 July 1934 – 4 November 2001), The Grandfather of Singapore Sculpture was a sculptor in Singapore known for his figurative sculptures, many of ...more