Georgette Chen


  Born in France in 1907, Georgette Chen Li Ying received her training in Paris, New York as well as in Shanghai. She is considered to be one of Singapore's Pioneer Artists who developed the Nanyang Style of painting. Settling in Singapore in 1954, she taught at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts where she remained until her retirement in 1981. Immensely inspired by her surroundings, especially local people and culture, Chen constantly drew from her environment. Chen is well-known for her work in portraits. In 1982, she was awarded the Cultural Medallion by the Singapore Government.


This scholarship is provided by Georgette Chenís Estate for all Singapore citizens or Permanent Residents pursuing full-time diploma studies in the arts. For more information, please call the National Arts Council.

Source: Images from Singapore Art Museum