76-year old Tan Choh Tee (left) is a NAFA alumnus and Cultural Medallion recipient.
76 year-old Tan Choh Tee, a recipient of Cultural Medallion title in 2006, has a 30-year old friendship with 71 year-old collector, Chen Ching-yi. Tan Choh Tee graduated from NAFA, and his mentor includes renowned artists such as Cheong Soo Pieng. Liu Kang and Zhang Lai-ying. After the two of them got to know each other in the 1970s, Chen has been collecting Tan’s works, and quite a number of them have not been exhibited before. The works which are collected by Chen will be exhibited from today till 18 March, at ArtCommunne Gallery, Bras Basah Complex.
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