Choo Keng Kwang

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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.

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