Working at the Brick Factory

Born in Fujian Province, Liu Kang (1911-2004) received his formal training in Shanghai Academy of Fine Art, where he was exposed to Chinese paintings. In 1928, he went to Paris where he was influenced by art movements such as Fauvism and Post-Impressionism. Not only was he one of Singapore’s pioneer artists, he was also a leading figure in the Society of Chinese Artists and the Singapore Art Society. In 1970, he was awarded the Public Service Star for his contributions in the field of art.Liu travelled frequently around Malaya to search for subjects for his art. In the 1950s, as Singapore underwent post-war reconstruction, brick factories could be found in both Malaysia and Singapore.

Artist Name
Liu Kang
Date/Period
1954
Region
Singapore
Dimension
Image size: 97.8 x 128.6 cm, Frame size: H117 x W148.4 x D7 cm
Accession No.
2003-03255
Material
Oil on canvas
Collection of
National Gallery Singapore
Credit Line
Gift of the artist’s family
Category
Paintings