Untitled (Selling Mooncakes)

Born in 1923, Lim Tze Peng is mainly a self-taught artist. Ink paintings and calligraphic works are predominantly featured in his work, though there is a small collection of early 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. He was awarded the Cultural Medallion in 2003.Lim’s paintings of early Singapore feature many familiar scenes which are fast vanishing such as the small-scale mooncake shop depicted here, decked with red celebratory banners.

Artist Name
Lim Tze Peng
Date/Period
c.1970s
Region
Singapore
Dimension
Image size: 67.6 x 67.6 cm
Accession No.
2003-03196
Material
Ink and colour pigments on paper
Collection of
National Gallery Singapore
Credit Line
Mr & Mrs Koh Seow Chuan Collection
Category
Paintings