Singapore | 1945

Ong Kim Seng has been known as the most eminent watercolourist in Singapore. One can see his attention to detail in both in his iconic series of Nepal and Bali, as well as his depictions of local scenes. As an avid traveler to Nepal and Bali, he is able to fully grasp the intricacies of each culture and present them in his watercolour paintings. Ong Kim Seng has received 6 awards from the prestigious American Watercolour Society, and til date remains the only non-American member of the Dolphin Fellowship. Through his immaculate technique in expressing the contrast between light and shadow, Ong brings a realistic depth to his paintings.


Singapore | 1945

1990    Cultural Medallion, Singapore 

1990    First Singaporean to be conferred membership by American 

Watercolour Society

1991    President of Singapore Watercolour Society (1991 – 2001)

2001    The Singapore Internationale Award, Singapore International  Foundation

2003    Silver Award, National Watercolour Exhibition of the People’s Republic of China, Fuzhou, China


Selected Exhibitions

2013    Nanyang Inspirations, Cape of Good Hope Art Gallery, ION Orchard,  Singapore

2011    Tracking Memories, National Museum of Singapore

2008    Heartlands: Home and Nation in the Art of Ong Kim Seng

2005    The Art of Ong Kim Seng, Elle Six Gallery, Malaysia

2005    Timeless Jiangnan, Singapore Conference Hall

2004    Moments of Light, Singapore Tyler Print

2003    National Watercolour Exhibition of People’s Republic of China, Fuzhou,  China

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