Foo Chee San



Foo Chee San was born in 1928 in Hainan, China. He graduated from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore Teachers' Training College and obtained the Art and Craft Certificate from the Industrial Art Institute (Tokyo, Japan) and Diploma in Art Education (MC) from the University of Tsukuba (Japan).

Between 1964 and 1994, Chee San had worked as a lecturer of the Art Department with the Institute of Education, Singapore and the Assistant Specialist Inspector of School (Art and Craft) in Ministry of Education, Singapore. He was also a part-time lecturer in the Singapore National Institute of Education (Division of Art), member of Ministry of Community Development Art Advisory Committee, Vice President of Singapore Art Society and Chairman of the Society of Chinese Artists (Singapore). In 1988, he was presented the National Day Award (Long Service) PBS Singapore.

Chee San's works carry a style of serenity and elegance. His Chinese paintings were exhibited in China, Japan, Italy, Hong Kong, USSR, Malaysia and Singapore. Organizations such as Singapore National Museum Art Gallery and collectors in Japan, Germany, Malaysia and China collect his works. He is currently the Arts Coordinator (Education) of the NAFA.

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Graduated from
Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, NAFA Alumni, Singapore
Singapore Teachers' Training College
Industrial Art Institute (Tokyo, Japan) with Art and Craft Certificate
University of Tsukuba (Japan) with Diploma in Art Education (MC) President of the Society of Chinese Artists

1964-94 Lecturer of Art Department, Institute of Education, Singapore.
1988 National Day Award (Long Service) PBS Singapore.
1993 Work entitled "Ancestral Residence of Soongs" was selected into the art collection in the museum of Madam Soong Ching Ling, Shanghai, China.

Currently, he is a lecturer at NAFA, and he serves an arts education co-ordinator with the Academic Committee.