FOO CHEE SAN
B. China, 1928
Inscribed and signed, with seal of the artist on lower left
Chinese ink and colour on paper
50 x 44.5 cm
Provenance Private Collection, Kelantan
RM 2,500 – RM 4,000
Foo Chee San was born in 1928 in Hainan, China. He graduated from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore Teachers’ Training College and obtained the Art and Craft Certificate from the Industrial Art Institute (Tokyo, Japan) and Diploma in Art Education (MC) from the University of Tsukuba (Japan).
Currently, he is a lecturer at NAFA, and he serves an arts education co-ordinator with the Academic Committee. Between 1964 and 1994, Chee San had worked as a lecturer of the Art Department with the Institute of Education, Singapore and the Assistant Specialist Inspector of School (Art and Craft) in Ministry of Education, Singapore. He was also a part-time lecturer in the Singapore National Institute of Education (Division of Art), member of Ministry of Community Development Art Advisory Committee, Vice President of Singapore Art Society and Chairman of the Society of Chinese Artists (Singapore). In 1988, he was presented the National Day Award (Long Service) PBS Singapore.
Chee San’s works carry a style of serenity and elegance. His Chinese paintings were exhibited in China, Japan, Italy, Hong Kong, USSR, Malaysia and Singapore. Organizations such as Singapore National Museum Art Gallery and collectors in Japan, Germany, Malaysia and China collect his works. He is currently the Arts Coordinator (Education) of the NAFA.