Liu Kang (1911-2004) was born in Fujian Province, China and received his formal training in Xinhua Art Academy of Shanghai, where he was exposed to Chinese paintings. In 1928, he went to Paris where he was influenced by art movements such as Fauvism and Post-Impressionism. One of Singapore's pioneer artists, he was also a leading figure in the Society of Chinese Artists and the Singapore Art Society. In 1970, he was awarded the Public Service Star for his contribution in the field of art. Many of Liu's key works were painted during the late 1950s to 1970s. These depicted events and activities of the multi-cultural society he lived in. �'Indian Musicians'� is one such work, depicting Indian traditional instruments. Liu loved music and this is perhaps best seen in his illustration of the musicians reveling in the activity.