Nanyang artist Georgette Chen on show at National Gallery Singapore

The exhibition, spread over two galleries, includes 69 paintings and 74 pieces of archival material. ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
The show, which opens at the National Gallery Singapore, took curators Lim Shujuan, Sam I-shan, Teo Hui Min and Cai Heng about three years to assemble. ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
Born to a wealthy businessman who started an arts and antiques business in New York, Chen grew up in China but travelled frequently to Paris and New York, where she studied art. ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
The varied settings for her paintings reflected her engagement with the world around her, from the formal academic nudes she drew for her Parisian art studies to the elegantly introspective landscapes of China and bright colours of tropical South-east Asia. ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
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SINGAPORE - A cosmopolite, an inveterate correspondent and a dedicated artist.

Georgette Chen: At Home In The World captures all these aspects of the pioneering artist, the sole female in the school of Nanyang painters who formed Singapore's first generation of artists.

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