Samsui Woman

Samsui Woman

Lim Cheng Hoe

Year: 1955.

Medium: Pencil on paper.

Size: 34 x 27 cm.

Lim has a strong foundation in drawing, paints landscapes and everyday subjects. Samsui Woman is a sensitively-rendered portrait done in 1955. Lim's acute observation is apparent in the care with which each feature of his subject is articulated. His pencil lines are free and expressive. Lim displays remarkable control over the medium, with an impressive repertoire of marks from light and barely visible filaments to heavy and dark strokes.

-- Channels & Confluences, chapter 17.

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Kwok Kian Chow. Channels & Confluences: A History of Singapore Art. Singapore: National Heritage Board/Singapore Art Museum, 1996. Plate 68.

This document is part of a joint project of the Singapore Art Museum and the Honours Core Curriculum, National University of Singapore. This image and accompanying text appears here with the kind permission of the Singapore Art Museum.

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