Ang Ah Tee
b. 1943, Singapore -
Ang Ah Tee is an acclaimed Singapore artist who specialises in watercolour, oil and acrylic paintings. He developed an interest in art at a young age and studied at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts where he graduated in 1962. He became a full-time artist in 1977 to pursue his passion for painting and his talent was recognised in the same year when he received the National Day Award from the Ministry of Culture, Singapore. In 2009, he was awarded the Cultural Medallion by the Singapore Government. To date, the artist has held 9 solo exhibitions and participated in over 20 group shows both locally and abroad.
Ah Tee is primarily a landscape painter and has travelled extensively across Asia and Europe for sketching and painting. In recent decades, his repertoire involves mainly acrylic painting as the medium enables him to paint in a swift and spontaneous style. His semi-abstract landscapes enthral with a rich, textural quality which he achieved through confident paint handling and forceful palette knife techniques. Ah Tee's work is collected by various private and corporate entities, including UOB Ltd., Singapore, DBS Bank, Singapore, OCBC Ltd., Singapore, CitiBank, Singapore, Shell Companies in Singapore and Maritime Museum Sentosa, Singapore. His work is also in the collections
of Singapore Art Museum, National University of Singapore, Embassy of the Republic of Singapore in Indonesia, among others.