Ong Kim Seng

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Birthday
10, 1945
Birthplace
Singapore
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
10, 1945 (age 74)
Birthplace
Singapore

About

Realist painter who received six awards from the American Watercolor Society. His "Bhaktaphur" became in 1993 the first Singapore watercolor painting auctioned off by Hong Kong's Sotheby's.

Before Fame

He never received any formal training in art. He was a bill collector at an advertising agency when he started out.

Trivia

He was awarded the Cultural Medallion by the Singapore Ministry of Information, Communications, and the Arts.

Family Life

He was primarily raised by his mother Goh Choon Hoon after his father's sudden death in 1952. He married Nam Ah Moy and had three children.

Associated With

He and singer Dick Lee were contemporaries.