Georgette Chen: A global artist who found a home in Singapore

The National Gallery Singapore’s major retrospective of Georgette Chen’s paintings is on till Sept 26 next year. ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
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I was a friend of the pioneer artist, Georgette Chen. As a supporter of art and artists, I came to know her when she was teaching at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Art (Nafa). She lived alone in a small bungalow in Siglap Plain. She was very independent and drove around in a Morris Minor.

On a few occasions, she invited me home for dinner and served me very delicious French cuisine, which she had learnt to cook during her student days in Paris. An elegant and sophisticated lady, she was always well dressed and had her hair neatly combed.

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