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Cheong Soo Pieng Related Press

Columnist: An insight into the life of Cheong Soo Pieng Related Press Columnist: An insight into the life of Cheong Soo Pieng 10 November 2017, Wang Zineng

The history of 20th century modern art is a history of reaction and revision, overcoming and superseding. Throughout the whole extent of their artistic careers, only a few artists can truly claim to possess and embody the totality of the spirit of modernism.

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'Reframing Modernism' at The National Gallery Singapore Related Press 'Reframing Modernism' at The National Gallery Singapore 16 April 2016, Whitewall

At the end of March, Reframing Modernism opened at the National Gallery Singapore, presented in partnership with the Centre Pompidou. The exhibition showcases work by Modernist Southeast Asian artists like Le Pho, Latiff Mohidin, Affandi, Georgette Chen, and H.R. Ocampo next to work by artists like Picasso, Matisse, and Kandinsky, placing the...

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7 things to know about Singapore pioneer artist Cheong Soo Pieng Related Press 7 things to know about Singapore pioneer artist Cheong Soo Pieng 30 November 2015, Straits Times

1. HE WAS AN "FT", FOREIGN TALENT Born in Amoy, China in 1917, he came to Singapore when he was 29. He had actually headed for Hong Kong first in 1945 after leaving China before coming to Singapore.

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In Art Exhibit, Singapore Honors a Son of China Related Press In Art Exhibit, Singapore Honors a Son of China 6 October 2010, New York Times

SINGAPORE — Drying Salted Fish, painted in 1978 by Cheong Soo Pieng and reproduced on the back of Singapore's 50-dollar note, is considered exemplary of the late artist's style. The elongated limbs and distinctive almond eyes of his subjects are part of the signature style that made him appreciated by collectors and are what he is primarily...

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