Chinese artists by Michel Nau - Liu Kang  刘抗  
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

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President of the Society of Chinese Artists in Singapore
President of the Singapore Art Society
 

1911

Liu Kang was bornon April 1, in Yongchun, Fujian Province, China.

   

1917

He moved to Malaysia where he spent his early years;
   

1926

He returned to China to study at Jinan Academy and joined the second year of the Art

 

at  the Shanghai College of Fine Arts, under Liu Haisu.

 

 

1928

After graduating from the Xinhua Arts Academy, he went to continue his studies in Paris,

 

at the Academy of  la Grande Chaumière

 

 

1930

He took part to Salon d'Automne, in Paris.

 

 

1933

Back in China, he taught at the School of Fine Arts in Shanghai, then at the School

 

Teacher Training Nan chiau, Singapore (1937).

   

1949

He was one of the founding members of Singapore Art Society.

   
 

He left to visit Bali with Zhong Sibin, Chen Wen Hsi and Chen Zongrui.

1952

The Bali exhibition at the British Council Hall in Singapore perceived as the beginning

 

of the Nanyang School.

   

1999

He received the title of Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters for his contribution

 

to the influence of Art, between France and Singapore.

   

2003

He donated much of his paintings and drawings to the Singapore Art Museum.

 

 

2004

He died on 1st June in Singapore at the age of 93.

   
   
 

Danièle Sicard

 
 

© Liu Kang  刘抗


Liu Kang  刘抗  -  View of Arab Street  1962  -  oil on board

 
 

© Liu Kang  刘抗  

Liu Kang  Colourful Modernist

 
 

200 colour illustrations 

 
  and archival  photographs  
 

284 p

 
 

isbn : 978 981 08 8675 2

 
     
     
     
     
       
       
       

 
       

© Liu Kang  刘抗


Liu Kang  刘抗  -  Life by the River  1975  -  hule sur toile
Collection of National Gallery  Singapour

 


 
 

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