朱庆光 Choo Keng Kwang
Born in the year 1931 in Singapore, who is an anchored figure in the Singapore art circle for traditional paintings as well as one of the most eminent and beloved Singapore first generation artists. Best known for his oil paintings of doves as symbols of peace, and his enormously popular Chinatown scenes.
Artist Choo Keng Kwang has held and participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions locally and abroad. Famous auction houses, Christie and Sotheby have successfully auctioned some of his paintings with recorded prices. Choo’s collectors including the first moon-landing astronaut Neil Armstrong, Chairman Mao Tse-Tung, President Anwar Sadat of Egypt, the late President Ong Teng Cheong, the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Shangri-la Hotel etc. As a committed educationist, from 1986 to 1989 Choo was the dean of Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, the leading art school in the region.
Choo Keng Kwang is also a philanthropist, a supporter for young people, education and the less fortunate. He has helped raise fund not only for charitable organization but also for the education of a young musician, a school and some community centres. For all these years, Choo had raised more than one million dollars for many worthwhile causes.