As a centennial nod of appreciation of Shui Tit Sing's work and life, TSR will be showing sculpture pieces,study drawings, paintings and self portraits.
About The Photographer:
Shui Tit Sing was born in 1914, in Kaiping County, Guangdong Province, China.He first graduated from the Painting Department of the Hangzhou National Fine Arts College, China, in 1937. He later graduated from the Western Painting Department of the National Fine Arts College in 1940 (where the National Beiping Art College merged with Hangzhou National Fine Arts College). He moved to Singapore in 1940 after graduation and taught art and Chinese Language at the Catholic High School from 1948 to 1977 and became a Singapore Citizen in 1957. He continued painting in the Western art form and Chinese ink tradition until 1968, when he dedicated his remaining artistic life to wood carvings. He was a regular exhibitor at major group exhibitions in Singapore as well as an active member of the Society of Chinese Artists. He was also active in artistic tours to places in Southeast Asia in the 1960s and 1970s. In 1982, he was invited to have a solo wood carvings show and demonstration under the Singapore National Museum’s “Art in Action” educational series entitled “The Nature’s Way of Life”. He believed his sculptures must impart a sense of reality, showing the hardworking lives of the ordinary people engaging in their ordinary activities. He died in Singapore at the age of 83 in 1997.