Georgette Chen: 7 works

A slideshow of artworks auto-selected from multiple collections

By Google Arts & Culture

Self Portrait (1946) by Georgette ChenNational Heritage Board, Singapore

'Born in China, Georgette Chen Li Ying (1906-1993) received her art education in Paris, New York and Shanghai.'

Cityscape of Beijing (c.1950) by Georgette Chen LiyingFukuoka Asian Art Museum

'Unconstrained by the conventional values of an artist raised in Paris, Georgette Chen Liying work offers a glimpse of a free and modern touch.'

Mosque in Kuala Lumpur (1957) by Georgette ChenNational Heritage Board, Singapore

'Settling in Singapore in 1954, she taught at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts until her retirement in 1980. Regarded as a Pioneer Artist of Singapore who developed the Nanyang Style, she was awarded the Cultural Medallion in 1982.'

Self Portrait (1964) by Georgette ChenNational Heritage Board, Singapore

'This portrait is markedly different from her other earlier self-portraits in the SAM collection; here her expression is much softer, with even a hint of a smile.'

Mooncakes with Green Pomelo (1965 - 1968) by Georgette ChenNational Heritage Board, Singapore

'Settling in Singapore in 1954, she taught at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts until her retirement in 1980.'

Still Life (Moon Festival Table) (1965 - 1968) by Georgette ChenNational Heritage Board, Singapore

'Regarded as a Pioneer Artist of Singapore who developed the Nanyang Style, she was awarded the Cultural Medallion in 1982.'

Family Portrait (1906 - 1993) by Georgette ChenNational Heritage Board, Singapore

'The casual poses adopted by the figures of the young family suggest an air of intimacy and informality This work bears witness to Chen's sensitivity to reading and rendering nuances of character of her sitters.'

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