LIM YEW KUAN 林友权

Biography

Born 1929, Xiamen, China

Background

1950  Graduated from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (Diploma in Western
Painting), Singapore
1958   NDD- Diploma in Design (Painting), Chelsea School of Art, Uk
1964   Principal and Senior Art Lecturer, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts,
Singapore
1980    Public Service Medal
2011   Cultural Medallion, Singapore

Selected Sculpture
1999    Dr. Benjamin Sheares (2nd president of Singapore) Marble Bust, Istana,
Singapore
1998    Mr. Lim Hak Tai (Founder of NAFA) Bronze Bust, NAFA
1966    Inche Yusof Bin Ishak (The 1st President of Singapore) Marble Bust & Oil
painting portraiture, Singapore Istana

Selected Exhibitions
2013    Nanyang Inspiration, Cape of Good Hope Art Gallery, Singapore
2004    City Inspiration, Cape of Good Hope Art Gallery, Singapore
2003   Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris
2002    Nanyang 1950-1965, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan
1992    International Art Conference, Australia

Lim Yew Kuan was awarded the Public Service Star from the Republic of Singapore Government in 1980. He was honoured by being appointed sculptor for the official bust of President of Singapore, Inche Yusof Bin Ishak in 1966 and President Dr Benjamin Sheares in 1999. Lim Yew Kuan works are in the permanent collection of the Singapore Art Museum and numerous local and overseas art collections. Lim Yew Kuan has participated in many local and overseas exhibitions in Southeast Asia, Paris, Japan, Taiwan and China and has served on the selection committees of various art societies and panels of selectors.