Singapore Artist

Tan Choh Tee 陈楚智

Born in 1942 in Canton, China, Tan Choh Tee graduated from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore in 1962. In 1984 he returned to his alma mater as art lecturer and in 1987, he was accepted as Research Fellow of Beijing Central Institute of Fine Arts-Masterclass in Oil Painting. He was admitted to the French Artists’ Colony-Cite Internationale des Art Study tour of major museums in Paris in 1998.

Tan Choh Tee has held solo exhibitions in Singapore and Taiwan on several occasions and participated in group exhibitions in Singapore, ASEAN Countries, Brunei, Jakarta, Taiwan, Japan, Hong Kong, Paris, Germany and Moscow.

In 2006, Tan Choh Tee was conferred the prestigious Cultural Medallion award for artistic excellence in Visual Arts.

Tan Choh Tee currently works and paints from his studio.


1972 “Landscapes” @ Alpha Gallery, Singapore
1976 “Recent Paintings” @ Raya Gallery, Singapore
1979 “The Vanishing Scenes” @ UIC Gallery, Singapore
1979 “Art in Action” @ The National Museum, Singapore
1982 One Man Art Exhibition @ Apollo Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
1984 One Man Art Exhibition @ Avant Garde Art Centre, Taipei, Taiwan
1984 “Nostalgia” @ The British Council, Singapore
1998 One Man Art Exhibition @ Apollo Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
1999 “Footprints” @ Orchard Point Exhibition Hall, Singapore

Chrysanthemums & Lemons (2004)
Oil on Canvas 62cm x 72cm