Untitled (Village Scene)

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.Having grown up in a ‘kampong’ (village in Malay), Lim is attracted by the idyllic life of rural communities, and has produced many paintings such as this in his long artistic career.

Artist Name
Lim Tze Peng
Date/Period
Undated
Region
Singapore
Dimension
Image size: 61.6 x 66.6 cm, Frame size: 99.4 x 99.4 cm
Accession No.
2003-03100
Material
Ink and colour pigments on paper
Collection of
National Gallery Singapore
Credit Line
Mr & Mrs Koh Seow Chuan Collection
Category
Paintings