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"I am Lim Tze Peng, I am an artist."

Lim Tze Peng, born in 1921, earned acclaim as a Singaporean artist, receiving the Cultural Medallion in 2003. Transitioning from teaching to painting, his career flourished with notable exhibitions showcasing evolving creativity. Despite retiring in 1981, Lim persisted in his passion, even at 102. Raised in Pasir Ris, his journey from school to teaching at Xin Min School laid the foundation for his artistic endeavors. From landscape paintings of old Chinatown to abstract expressions, Lim's artistry evolved, culminating in exhibitions in Beijing and Shanghai. His wife's steadfast support, recognized during his Cultural Medallion acceptance, remains a pillar in his life at 100.

Lim Tze Peng's artistic journey began with traditional mediums, transitioning to capturing Singapore's urban landscape. Evolving into abstraction in his 80s, he explored bold expressions, earning him accolades and exhibitions in China, solidifying his legacy.

Good afternoon everybody. 

I would like to say how delighted I am to join you all for the book launch and exhibition of “Soul of Ink: Lim Tze Peng at 100”.

Today, we honour the remarkable accomplishments of Mr Lim Tze Peng – one of Singapore’s most accomplished artists.

Let me start with a few words first in Mandarin:

今天能够为我国书画家林子平先生祝寿,这是我的荣幸。林先生体现了活到老,学到老了的精神。到了百岁还继续寻求创新,突破自己,他的坚持令人钦佩。年到百岁,松青鹤唱,在此祝林先生福寿康宁、万寿无疆。

Lim Tze Peng's artistic journey saw remarkable milestones. In 1977, he won the Special Prize at the Commonwealth Art Exhibition in England, boosting his confidence after initial rejection. Awarded the Cultural Medallion in 2003, he became the first Singaporean artist to exhibit in China in 2009. In 2016, he was honored with the Meritorious Service Medal, becoming the oldest living artist to receive this prestigious accolade, joining a select group of pioneer artists.

25 Oct 2024 - 02 Feb 2025 

National Gallery Singapore
All Day 

Exhibition

Free for Singaporeans and PRs

Lim Tze Peng, born in 1921, is a revered Singaporean artist whose lifelong passion for painting has shaped his illustrious career. The gallery's solo exhibition showcases his personal collection and masterpieces donated to Singapore's National Collection. Through landscapes, mindscapes, and 'heartscapes,' viewers are invited to delve into the depth of Lim's artistic journey, gaining a deeper understanding of his remarkable contributions to Singapore's art scene.

Welcome to The Art Abode: Lim Tze Peng, a gallery nestled at 61 Ubi Road 1, #03-29/30, Oxley Bizhub. Discover an exclusive showcase of Lim Tze Peng's artworks, refreshed every three months.

Discover the vibrant presence of Lim Tze Peng's masterpieces showcased in esteemed galleries across Singapore, where art enthusiasts can admire and acquire his iconic artworks, each telling a unique story of Singapore's cultural heritage.

Please select the icons on the right to access the artworks exhibited at these galleries.

Explore the captivating world of Lim Tze Peng's art through a collection of exquisite art books published by prestigious art galleries, offering insights into his remarkable creativity and profound artistic legacy.

Please click on the book covers on the right to access the content. Note that some of these may not be available for viewing.

Lim Tze Peng: Narratives From The Heart

A Century of Memories

Arts Award 2003 - Lim Tze Peng

墨魂

Soul of Ink

The Spirit of Ink

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61 Ubi Rd 1, #03-29/30
Oxley Bizhub, Singapore 408727

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