Cheong Soo Pieng

Singapore 1917 - 1983

Painting, Modernism

Cheong Soo Pieng
Cheong Soo Pieng
Male
Singapore
1917
September 25, 2013

Cheong Soo Pieng was one of Singapore’s pioneer modern artists, and a key proponent of the Nanyang style of art. He is best known for his signature depiction of Southeast Asian indigenous tribal people with elongated limbs and torso, almond-shaped faces and eyes in his paintings.

Having taught for many years at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, he has influenced many of his students as well.