Cheong Soo Pieng

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Cheong Soo Pieng was a first-generation Singapore artist and one of the seminal pioneers of the Nanyang style of art. Trained at the Xiamen Fine Art Academy and the Xinhua Academy of Fine Arts in Shanghai, Cheong relocated to Singapore after World War II and taught art at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts for many years. During this time, he established an art practice marked by a unique integration of Western and East Asian traditions, and constant experimentation with different styles and mediums that resulted in exciting, new styles of abstract and figurative art. He is best known for his series of Balinese paintings depicting languorous women with elongated limbs and almond eyes, and remains celebrated nationally and internationally today.

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