Singapore: National Gallery Singapore, 2017. First Edition (presumed). Softcover. Oversized. Please note additional handling charge. Used - Very Good/Fine. Illustrated matte card stock wraps; some light wear to bottom edges. Fully illustrated. Clean, unmarked, tight. Top right corner of book is bumped. 24.5 x 31 cm. 211 pp. Item #11577
Chen Chong Swee was an important early Singapore artist and educator who made significant contributions to the development of the Singapore and Malaya art scenes. He was amongst the first artists in Singapore to incorporate local subjects in his works, depicting Malay village scenes in his ink paintings from as early as the 1930s.
Includes essays by the artist's family, Kwok Kian Chow, Grace Tng, Yeo Mang Thong and Foo Kwee Horng. As well as colour plates of selected works, and a biographical timeline of the artist.
This book was published in conjunction with the exhibition 'Strokes of Life: The Art of Chen Chong Swee' that was held at National Gallery Singapore in 2018.