Tan Kian Por

Born in China, 1949

Singapore's top award for the arts went to a China-born artist yesterday at an annual presentation ceremony held at Shangri-la Hotel. Ink-and-brush painter and calligrapher TAN Kian Por, was the winner of this year's Cultural Medallion Awards. He joins 74 other artists who have received the medal since it was launched in 1979.

Founder and president of Siaw-Tao Chinese Seal Carving, Calligraphy and Painting Society

1968-1970 Nanyang Academy of FIne Arts, Singapore

Selected Group
5th International Chinese Calligraphy Exchange Exhibition, Taipei
Swatow Art Exhibition, Guang Dong Art Museum and Beijing Art Museum Exhibition, China

Walking into the 21st Century Grand Art Exhibition, Singapore
International Chow Tens Art Exhibition, China, Beijing

International Painting Exchange Art Exhibition, Japan
Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Taiwan touring Art Exhibition
The National Calligraphy (Local Poetry Writing) Exhibition

1987 National Day Special Art Award, Singapore
2000 Calligraphy Award by Tan Keng Cheow
2001 The Culture Medallion Visual Art Awards