Chen Wen Hsi

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Chen Wen Hsi was a first generation Singapore artist and a seminal pioneer of the Nanyang style. A graduate of the Xinhua Academy of Fine Arts in Shanghai, Chen migrated to Singapore after World War II. Here, he embarked on a career as an art teacher that saw him teaching at The Chinese High School and the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, and established an art practice that merged Western and Chinese art traditions in a distinctive aesthetic expression that went on to be hugely influential in Singapore art.

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