Lim Tze Peng

Boats on Balinese Shores - 岸上渔舟 - 1970
Ink on Paper, 67 x 67 cm

USD 14,100 – 20,100


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About the artwork

Lim Tze Peng began crafting detailed and intricate paintings in ink (as opposed to his earlier oil paintings) - with inspiration from artists such as Cheng Chong Swee. He produced many paintings in Bali itself, and also documented his travels to other parts of the Southeast Asian region. In this painting, ships are moored on the beach and the fronds of coconut trees cast shadows over the distinctively painted boats.

About the artist

Born in Singapore in 1921, Lim Tze Peng is one of Singapore’s most significant artists and a living legend. Renowned for his Chinese ink creations of post-independence Singapore, he also practices Chinese calligraphy. Alongside local and international exhibitions, his masterpieces are exhibited in prominent Singapore institutions and part of many prestigious collections. Lim has been bestowed several awards including the Special Prize at the Commonwealth Art Exhibition in England in 1977 and the prestigious Cultural Medallion in Singapore in 2003. In May 2012, he broke records with the sale of his works at a Christies auction in Hong Kong.

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