Lot 37 | 8 November 2020



LOT 37


B. Singapore, 1943

Strong Wave

Watercolour on cardboard

76 x 103 cm

Private Collection, Canada

RM 7,000 – RM 12,000

Wan Soon Kam, born 1943 in Singapore is a watercolour and acrylic painter. He is known locally for his tranquil portrayals of landscapes, rustic kampungs, woods, fields and deserted streets and lanes. His paintings were inspired from spending his childhood in a small village on Hainan Island, China. Wan received his training in commercial art at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts. He graduated in 1961 and worked as a book designer and illustrator with a publishing company. It was his experience in book illustrating that acquainted him with oil, watercolour and acrylic media. He painted in his spare time after work, and in 1976, he quit his job to become a full-time painter. The artist is a low-profile but prolific painter. He has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions internationally. He enjoyed several solo exhibitions in the 1970s and 1980s, and in 2016 presented the Wan Soon Kam Retrospective Exhibition at the ARTrium @ MCI at the Old Hill Street Police Station. His group exhibitions include Represented in Singapore Art 1974-1983 at the National Museum (1984) and the National Museum Centenary Art Exhibition (1987).