Singapore River

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. The Singapore River remains one of Lim’s favourite subjects. Despite painting it repeatedly throughout his artistic career, the important waterway under his brush is never the same as every painting depicts different charms that evoke different emotions from the viewers.

Artist Name
Lim Tze Peng
Date/Period
2000
Region
Singapore
Dimension
Frame size: 158.2 x 208.8 cm, Image size: 152.5 x 203.2 cm
Accession No.
2003-03015
Material
Oil on canvas
Collection of
Singapore Art Museum
Credit Line
Donated by Lim Chun Ching
Category
Paintings