Ong Kim Seng

Kampong Glam
Water Colour on Paper, 50.7 x 71.5 cm

USD 6,000 – 8,500


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About the artwork

Kampong Glam was originally a fishing village that was located at the mouth of Rochor River. Kampong means "village" and "Glam" is the name of a tree that grew in abundance in the area. In the 19th century, the area became an ethnic district with a strong Arab-Malay influence. Today, there has been conservation of places of worship, old schools and dwellings which provide insight into the lifestyle of the past.

About the artist

Born in 1945 in Singapore, Ong Kim Seng is an internationally renowned watercolorist and one of Singapore‚Äôs most prominent artistic icons. Self-taught and self-supported, the artist has participated in group and solo exhibitions in Singapore and in the United States, China, United Kingdom, Japan , Australia, Belgium, Germany, France, Middle East, Taiwan and Hong Kong. He has won a multitude of awards including six awards from the American Watercolor Society, and the coveted Cultural Medallion in 1999. Playing an active part in some of the most prestigious art fellowships and organizations, the artist was President of the Singapore Watercolor Society from 1991 to 2001, subsequently becoming Honorary President.

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