ARTWORKS

BIOGRAPHY

LIM YEW KUAN 林友权

Xiamen, China | 1929

Lim Yew Kuan was awarded the Public Service Star from the Republic of Singapore Government in 1980. He was honored by being appointed sculptor for the official bust of President of Singapore, Inche Yusof Bin Ishak in 1966 and President Dr Benjamin Sheares in 1999. Lim Yew Kuan works are in the permanent collection of the Singapore Art Museum and numerous local and overseas art collections. Lim Yew Kuan has participated in many local and overseas exhibitions in Southeast Asia, Paris, Japan, Taiwan and China and has served on the selection committees of various art societies and panels of selectors.

EDUCATION & AWARDS

1950   Graduated from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (Diploma in Western  Painting), Singapore

1958-1960   NDD- Diploma in Design (Painting), Chelsea School of Art, Uk

1964-1994   Principal and Senior Art Lecturer, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts,  Singapore 

1980    Public Service Medal 

2011    Cultural Medallion, Singapore

EXHIBITIONS

Selected Commissioned Sculptures

1999   Dr. Benjamin Sheares (2 nd  president of Singapore) Marble Bust, Singapore Istana

1998   Mr. Lim Hak Tai (Founder of NAFA) Bronze Bust, NAFA

1966    Inche Yusof Bin Ishak (The 1 st  President of Singapore) Marble Bust & Oil painting portraiture,              Singapore Istana

Selected Exhibitions

2013    Nanyang Inspiration, Cape of Good Hope Art Gallery, Singapore
2004    City Inspiration, Cape of Good Hope Art Gallery, Singapore
2003    Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris
2002    Nanyang 1950-1965, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan
1992    International Art Conference, Australia