Singapore Artist

Chua Mia Tee 蔡名智

Chua Mia Tee’s illustrious career as one of Singapore’s foremost oil painters spans more than 50 years.

Born in China in 1931, Chua Mia Tee came to Singapore and graduated from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) in 1952. He taught in the Academy between 1952 – 1956.

Rendering landscapes, portraits and animals with expressive detail, one cannot but acknowledge the versatility and formidable skill with which Chua Mia Tee wields his brush.

Some highlights of his career were the commission to make sketches of Ministers and Members of Parliament in 1979. He also painted the triumphant return of Lee Kuan Yew from London after the ‘Merdeka Talks’.

Today, Mr Chua still paints from his studio and receives many commissions.

This year, 2015, Mr Chua has been awarded the prestigious Cultural Medallion.

Sewing (1986)
Charcoal & Acrylic on Board 58cm x 41cm

Running Free (1982)
Charcoal and Acrylic on Board 33 x 48 cm

Street in Chinatown (1981)
Charcoal on Board 41cm x 58cm

Passing Time (1988)
Charcoal on Board 35cm x 44cm