Born in 1931 in Singapore, Choo Keng Kwang is an anchored figure in the art circle for traditional paintings as well as one of the most eminent and beloved Singapore first generation artists. Best known for his oil paintings of doves as symbols of peace and his enormously popular Chinatown scenes.
Artist Choo Keng Kwang has held and participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions locally and abroad. Famous auction houses, Christie’s and Sotheby’s, have successfully auctioned some of his paintings with recorded prices. Choo’s collectors including the first moon-landing astronaut Neil Armstrong, Chairman Mao Tse-Tung, President Anwar Sadat of Egypt, the late President Ong Teng Cheong, the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Shangri-la Hotel, etc. As a committed educationist, Choo was the dean of Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts from 1986 to 1989. Choo Keng Kwang is also a philanthropist, a supporter for young people, education and the less fortunate. He has helped raise funds not only for charitable organizations but also for the education of a young musician, a school and some community centres.
This exhibition, which presents original artworks from the 60s till now, also marks Goshen Art Gallery’s new showroom opening at Millenia Walk. Admission is free.
Venue: Goshen Art Gallery, 9 Raffles Boulevard, #02-‐19/20, Millenia Walk, Singapore 039596
When: 21 Dec 2016 - 8 Jan 2017, 11am - 9pm daily