Malaysia | 1936 – 2013

Tew Nai Tong was born in Klang, Malaysia in 1936. He studied at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts graduating in 1958. In 1967 he went to Paris and was admitted to the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts to study painting. Returning to Malaysia from Paris in 1968, now fully charged with aspirations and diverse painting resources, Nai Tong immediately began his attempt to forge his fresh and far-reaching direction in his artistic endeavour. The Malaysian Village life – with its ethnic traditions, exotic life-style, energetic ethos, colourful ambience – struck him as the flawless painting theme which offered limitless possibilities for his figurative and colour visual expressions. From 2002 Nai Tong unleashed his monumental Village Life Series followed by the Fantasy Series.


1957 – 1958         Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore(NAFA)

1967 – 1968         Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris


Selected Exhibitions

1968                    Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Art De Paris Exhibition

1988                    Seoul Olympic Exhibition

2001-2004           Nippon Modern Art, Osaka , Japan

2008                    “The Battle For Identity – Village Series And Fantasy Series”, Solo Art Exhibition, Cape of Good Hope Art Gallery, Singapore

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