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Chua Mia Tee 蔡名智

Chua Mia Tee is one of Singapore’s foremost realist painters, with many of his works being highly sought after by businessmen and politicians. He was born in China in 1931 and moved to Singapore in 1937, before moving on to study art at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in 1950 under the guidance of several pioneer artists such as Lim Hak Tai, Cheong Soo Pieng, Koh Tong Leong and See Hiang To.
Chua Mia Tee’s body of work includes colourful koi, majestic animals as well as panoramic views and sprawling landscapes of countries he has visited in his known vivid, realist style. His landscape repertoire alone ranges from spectacular mountains, rivers and forests to nostalgic scenes of urban life in Singapore, featuring people and street markets, along with the iconic Singapore River and early Chinatown establishments.
Not only so, he is also well known for his portraiture works, having completed multiple commissioned works of several dignitaries and Presidents of Singapore. His paintings portray the liveliness of its subjects, from the most subtle of gestures to the hints of mood they had.
Some of his most acclaimed works include “National Language Class” (1959) and “Workers in the Canteen” (1974).
He has participated in several art exhibitions locally, as well as internationally in Australia, Belgium, Germany, New Zealand and several countries in Southeast Asia. He was formerly Chairman of the Editorial Board of Nanyang Arts magazine and is now Life Member of the Singapore Arts Society and the NAFA Alumni Association. Chua is the 2015 recipient of the Cultural Medallion, Singapore’s highest national honour for contributions to art and culture.


蔡名智(Chua Mia Tee,1931-)是新加坡现实主义艺术先驱,其画作捕捉到新加坡独立前后的时代面貌,替新加坡留下重要的历史记录。蔡名智曾写道:「艺术家同时是作家、导演和演员,可以自由调度人物形象」,由此画作也如同电影画面,呈现新加坡人如何为自己家园的自治与独立作出贡献。


Asia Art Collective is an art advisory and consultancy specialised in Singaporean and Asian modern and contemporary art. Professional art services include providing clients with art advice on artwork purchase and sale, artwork valuation and assessment, art acquisition and collection planning, art sale and brokerage, as well as art commissioning and artwork sourcing. Asia Art Collective seeks to promote a culture of art appreciation and art acquisition and collection for Singapore art, and modern and contemporary Asian art through its diverse and rotating art exhibitions and art appreciation programmes, courses and talks. Enquire with Asia Art Collective for advice and support on your art-collecting journey.

Contact Curator: Iola Liu (92398226)


亚洲艺汇有限公司(Asia Art Collective Pte Ltd )是新加坡专业的艺术品咨询顾问公司,公司的服务是为艺术收藏提供指导,制定策划购买艺术品方向,帮助藏家评估、分析艺术品市场价位、未来的市场走势。在选择艺术品方面,即要帮助藏家找到自己酷爱心怡的作品,同时也把艺术品列为藏家资产扩充的规划中,并且负责跟踪艺术品的买与卖。同时也提供新加坡艺术品量身定制服务

策展人:Iola Liu (92398226)

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