Aw Tee Hong (1931 – 2021) is a Singaporean artist who is known for his oil paintings of the old Singapore River, as well as for numerous public sculptures themed towards Singapore heritage, like the marble relief titled Singapore Poetry found in Tanjong Pagar MRT station. Aw is known for his works in oil and acrylic, watercolour, Chinese ink, charcoal and sculptures. Born in Wenshan village at Huiwen, Wenchang county of Hainan island, Aw migrated with his parents to Kelantan, Malaysia at the age of 8 and relocated to Singapore in 1950.
In Singapore, he studied art at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts and later went on to pursue higher education in art at the China Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, China in 1956. Aw was invited back to his alma mater to give a series of thematic lectures on pottery in 1994-1995 and was hence given the title of Visiting Professor by the Central Academy of Fine Arts (otherwise known as Academy of Arts and Design, Tsinghua University), in recognition of his contribution.
The artist has exhibited his works at more than 30 solo exhibitions throughout his career. The constant pursuit of excellence in his art, coupled with his versatility, has made him one of the most sought-after artists in Singapore. His works were acquired by numerous public and private organisations and have even been presented as gifts to foreign dignitaries. Other commissioned works include the artworks on display at Raffles Place and Tanjong Pagar MRT Stations and sculptural pieces along the Singapore River.
The artist has exhibited his works at more than 30 solo exhibitions throughout his career.
Pioneering Spirit, Sculpture, 1988, Raffles Place MRT Station
Struggle for Survival, Sculpture, 1988, Raffles Place MRT Station
Epic of Singapore, Mural, 1989, Tanjong Pagar MRT Station
Dancer, Sculpture, 1990, Ministry of Community & Development
Mother & Child, Sculpture, 1993, KK Women & Children Hospital
In Safe Hands, Sculpture, 1993, Civil Defence Club
Series of life size figures representing 4 races of Singapore, Sculpture, 2002, Singapore River outside May Bank Building
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