Lim Tze Peng
Singaporean artist Lim Tze Peng (b.1921) is renowned for this Chinese ink landscapes of post-independence Singapore, as well as his long-standing practice of Chinese calligraphy. He began his professional art career late in life after retiring from decades as a school principal in 1981. He was conferred the Cultural Medallion in 2003, Singapore’s highest arts accolade for artistic excellence and contribution to the local arts and culture.
In 2009, Lim became the first Singaporean to exhibit in China with the joint support of Singapore Art Museum, the National Art Museum, Beijing, and the Liu Haisu Museum, Shanghai.
Lim has also presented works in numerous exhibitions, including Infinite Gestures – Recent Paintings by Lim Tze Peng, a solo exhibition at STPI – Creative Workshop & Gallery (2006). His works are collected by prominent Singapore institutions, and feature in notable private collections.