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Lai Kui Fang 赖桂芳

Dr. Lai Kui Fang (1936 – 2022), a Singaporean professional and versatile portrait artist-cum restorer, is best known for his oil paintings drawing from the European classical, Romantic and realistic tradition, often of historical figures or scenes. One of his best-known works is his re-creation of the landmark 1959 moment when the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew was sworn in as Singapore’s first Prime Minister.

Though his father, who was from mainland China, wanted him to pursue medicine, Mr Lai moved to Singapore as a youth and enrolled in the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts. On top of his art trainings in Singapore, distinguished himself by winning several overseas scholarships while studying on a French government- sponsored scholarship at the world-renowned Ecole Nationale Superieure Des Beaus-Arts in the 1960s. Having obtained the prestigious Diploma Superieure D’Art-Plastique in 1969, he went on to master bronze casting, stone sculpture, fresco painting, mosaic and stained glass for the next three years.

He earned a high reputation as an internationally acclaimed artist, skilled in the disciplines of painting, portraiture, and sculpture. Additionally, he received formal training and was recognized as a Paris-trained French scholar and holder of Knight/Officer of the French Order of Arts & Letters.


赖桂芳博 士 Lai Gui Fang Ph.D
赖桂芳博士是新加坡留法奖学金肖像油画家兼雕塑艺术家,法兰西 共和国画官暨爵士勋位画 家。1956 年毕业于新加坡南洋美专西洋画系,1963 年考获法 国政府文化艺术 奖学金赴国际艺都法京巴黎深造,就读于国立巴黎最高艺术学校油画 兼雕塑 系,考获硕士文凭。留法期间荣获法国总统大奖、巴黎市政金奖、塞纳河行政 长官等 49 项大奖。代表作品有:惊世历史大型油画系列,包括《二战日本占领 新加坡 三部曲》、《太平洋战争日军偷袭珍珠港》、《911 美国受袭》、《512 世纪大地震》、 《海殇南亚大海啸》等。并受新加坡政府委制两幅历史大型油 画巨作开国元勋纪实。 受邀为各国政要作肖像油画,如前总统纳丹、吴作栋资 政、已故总统王鼎昌、印尼前 总统美加华蒂等。此外,赖博士在雕塑艺术、青 铜器铸造、考古等诸多领域亦有很深 的造诣,现担任中国河南郑州市宋瓷研究所特邀研究员。


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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