Born in 1945, Anthony Poon was one of Singapore’s pioneering abstract artists. Graduated from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) in 1964, Poon pursued art studies at Bynam Shaw School of Art in London and Regional College of Art in Bradford. In 1973, Poon won the UOB Painting of the Year Competition and was bestowed the Cultural Medallion in 1991. In 2002, he won the Excellence Prize at the China International City Exhibition and Symposium in Beijing for his 2006 Olympics sculpture. He passed away at the age of 61.