Singapore Artist

Lim Tze Peng 林子平

Lim Tze Peng was born on September 28 1921. He had no formal training in the art except for Chinese Calligraphy . However his passion and desire to paint was so strong that he resigned from his school teacher job in the 1980s to paint full-time. Lim Tze Peng’s focus was to paint the disappearing face of old Singapore. He spent his days along the alleyways and corners of Chinatown and parts of Singapore capturing our multi-faceted landscape with his bold and distinctive brush strokes.

Lim Tze Peng currently ranks as the oldest second generation artist in Singapore. He has won many prestigious awards, including the National Day Award (1963 & 1981), the Cultural Medallion Award (2003). In 1977, he received a special award at the Commonwealth Art Exhibition in England.

Lim Tze Peng has exhibited widely, including Hong Kong, England, Moscow, Taiwan, Japan, France, Brunei, New York and Singapore.

In May 2012, one of his paintings, Singapore River Scene, was auctioned for HK$620,000 (S$101,800) Christie’s. This set a new benchmark as it was the first time a painting by a living Singaporean artist had crossed the S$100,000 mark.
Lim Tze Peng has published a total of 8 books on his collection of paintings, from 1986 to 2009. He also has many paintings in private and public collections.

Private and Public collection

Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Art Collection, Singapore
Nanyang Unversity Art Museum, Singapore
Shenn’s Fine Art, Singapore
Singapore Art Museum
Housing Development Board, Singapore
Prime Minister’s Office, Singapore
Four Season Hotel, Singapore
IBM Singapore Pte Ltd
Overseas-Chinese Banking Corporation Ltd., Singapore
United Overseas Bank Ltd., Singapore
Swiss Bank
National Museum, Singapore

Lim Tze Peng Calligraphy I (2012) Chinese Ink & Colour on Rice Paper 100 x 100 cm

Calligraphy – Orange and Gold (2014)
Chinese Ink & Colour on Rice Paper 100 x 100 cm

Lim Tze Peng Calligraphy II (2012) Chinese Ink & Colour on Rice Paper 100 x 100 cm

Calligraphy – Green and Gold (2014)
Chinese Ink & Colour on Rice Paper 100 x 100 cm

Calligraphy – Gold (2014)
Chinese Ink & Colour on Rice Paper 100 x 100cm

Lim Tze Peng Calligraphy I (2012) Chinese Ink & Colour on Rice Paper 100 x 100 cm

Calligraphy I (2014)
Chinese Ink on Rice Paper 100 x 100 cm

Lim Tze Peng Calligraphy II (2012) Chinese Ink & Colour on Rice Paper 100 x 100 cm

Calligraphy II (2014)
Chinese Ink on Rice Paper 100 x 100 cm

Calligraphy – Black and White (2014)
Chinese Ink on Rice Paper 100 x 100cm

Seafarer (1960s) Chinese Ink on Paper 70 x 70 cm

Still Life – Mangosteens & Pineapples (1970s-1980s) Chinese Ink & Colour on Rice Paper 68 x 68 cm

Lijiang Bridge (2000-2008)
Chinese Ink & Colour on Rice Paper 68 x 68 cm