Chinatown

Born in 1923, Lim Tze Peng is largely a self-taught artist. In his oeuvre, ink paintings and calligraphic works feature prominently, although there is a small number of oils, watercolours and drawings. He created a unique style of ink painting using rich brush and tonal details, and this approach is often regarded as a manifestation of the Nanyang Style in the ink medium. Lim, a school principal until his retirement in the early 1980s, was awarded the Cultural Medallion by the Singapore government in 2003.

Artist Name
Lim Tze Peng
Date/Period
1982
Region
Singapore
Dimension
Image size: 99.5 x 99.4 cm, Frame size: 105.4 x 105.5 cm
Accession No.
2003-03018
Material
Oil on Canvas
Collection of
National Gallery Singapore
Credit Line
Donated by Lim Chun Ching
Category
Paintings