1st & 2nd Generation Singaporean Artists

Chen Wen Hsi

Although most noted for his Chinese ink mastery, Chen Wen Hsi was also highly adept in the Western medium. One of Singapore’s most acclaimed artists and a pioneer of the Nanyang art movement, his works are highly sought after by collectors and traders.

  • Born in Guangdong, China in 1906.
  • Studied art at Shanghai College of Art and Sin Hwa Academy of Fine Art, Shanghai.
  • Settled in Singapore in 1948 and taught at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts and Singapore Chinese High School.
  • Winner of the Public Service Star in 1964, Gold Medal from National Museum History in 1980 and the Asean Cultural and Communication Award in 1987.