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Tan Choh Tee 陈楚智

Tan Choh Tee was born in 1942 and graduated from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore in 1962. He was subsequently engaged as a lecturer from 1984 – 1987, and was accepted as Research Fellow at the Beijing Central Institute of Fine Arts, majoring in oil painting in 1987. In 1998, he was admitted to the French Artist’s Colony-Cite Internationale des Art to conduct study tours of major museum in Paris. He was recognized for his works at the recent Asia Invitation Arts Exhibition held in Seoul (2006) and is the recipient of the Singapore Cultural Medallion.. Tan’s paintings depicts the South East Asia landscapes and its folk activities. His unique individual style is reflected in his stokes, colours and lights. He has held numerous solo and group exhibitions in Taiwan and Singapore.

Selected Awards

1962: Highly Commended Award, Our Singapore By Our Artists, Esso Singapore.
1976: Special Award for National Day Art Exhibition, Ministry of Cultural, Singapore.
2005: Creative Visual Art Award 2005, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore.
2006: Cultural Medallion for Visual Arts, Singapore; Asia Visual Arts Award, Korean National Cultural Research Organization