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Chen Wen-Hsi  陈文希  pinyin  Chen Wenxi

1906

Chen Wen-Hsi was born in Baigong, Guangdong Province, in China.

   
 

He entered Chen Li Primary School very early, and St. Joseph Middle School

   

1928

At the end of secondary school, he decided to devote himself to art.

 

He joined for one year the Shanghai College of Art, then the Xinhua College of Art

 

in Shanghai, under Pan Tianshou.

   

1929

First exhibition in Snatow then Shanghai (1931 - 1933), Guangzhou (1932 - 1936).

   
 

He received praise of  Xu Beihong at the 2nd National Art Exhibition, Nanjing

 

In the same year, he was elected as one of the ten greatest Chinese Contemporary Artists

 

by an English Art magazine.

   

1948

He moved to Singapore and began teaching painting at the Chinese Secondary School

 

and then at the Academy of Fine Arts in Nanyang.

   
 

He is one of the four artists and educators, pioneers of Singapore, with his friends :

 

Chen Chong Swee, Liu Kang, Cheong Soo Pieng.

   
 

During the holidays, he travelied to South East Asia in search of inspiration.

   
 

He participated in exhibitions of the group of the Society of Art of Singapore.

1951

Chen Chong Swee, Liu Kang, Cheong Soo Pieng, Chen Wen-hsi

1953

Chen Chong Swee, Liu Kang, Cheong Soo Pieng, Chen Wen-hsi

1956

04.05 13.05 with seven artists.

   
 

He exhibited in Malaysia (1958 )  Australia (1960 ) Great Britain (1962 - 1966 - 1968 )

 

Germany (1965 ) New Zealand (1977 ).

   
 

He received numerous awards :

 

The Public Service Star  (1965 ), the Gold Medal of the National Museum of History (1980 ),

 

The Asean Prize for Culture and Communication (1987 )

   

1991

He died on 17 December in Singapore, at the age of 87 years

1992

He was awarded a posthumous Meritorious Service Medal.

   

2006

Convergences, a centennial retrospective was held by the Singapore Art Museum

 

from December 2006 to April 2007.

   
   
 

Danièle Sicard

 
 

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exhibitions   
selection

 
       
    Australia  

1972

 

Cultural Festival

 
    Adelaïde  
       
    Taiwan  

1980

  National Museum of History  
    Taipei  
       

 

  Singapore  

1982

  Museum Rétrospective

 

  Singapore  

 

     

 

  China  

1987

  National Museum Rétrospective
    Beijing  
       
    Taiwan  

1990

  Museum  
    Taipei  

 

     
       

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Art Commune Gallery  Singapore

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Merlin Gallery  Singapore

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© Chen Wen-Hsi  陈文希 - catalogue 1987  

Chen Wen Hsi

The Old & New Gallery

 

texts : Chang Tsongzung, Wengyang Choy,

Singapore

 

E.M.T. Lu, Ronald A.M. Ransom, Chen Wenhsi,

1987

 

Enlin Pan, Hsu Marco C.F., Shuming Cao

 
  in chinese in english  
     
     
     
     
       
       

© Chen Wen-Hsi  陈文希 - Chen Wen Hsi  Retrospective 1990

 

陳文希回顧展

Taipei Fine Arts Museum

 

Chen Wen Hsi  Retrospective

1990

 

texts : Huang Kuangnan, Chen Wenhsi,

 
 

Siewmin Chen, Lee Shienwen, Yang Chaoling,

 
 

Zhou Zongbi.

 
  in chinese  
     
       
       

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與傳統對話  

National Museum

 

A Dialogue with Tradition

Singapore

 

Chen Wen Hsi Art of the 80s

1992

 

texts : Kianchow Kwok, Earl Lu,

 
 

Siewmin Chen, Shao Da Zhen.

 
 

Catalogue in chinese in english

 
     
     
     
     
       
       

© Chen Wen-Hsi  陈文希 - Convergences - Chen Wen-Hsi  Centennial Exhibition 2006

 

Convergences

Singapore Art Museum

 

Chen Wen-Hsi  Centennial Exhibition

Singapore

 

texts : Chen Wenhsi, Julia F. Andrews,

2006

 

Sun Shuyan, Kianaik Chua, Poon Lian,

 
 

Hoying Ho, Li Gongming, Lamhuat Toh,

 
 

Anita Chung

 
  catalogue in chinese in english  
 

459 p

 
   

isbn :9810551959

 
       
       
       
       

       
       

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