Art teacher Lim Geok Moey, 22, was in the news this week in 1965 for her solo exhibition of abstract oil paintings and etchings in Hobart, Tasmania.
Mr Max Angus, an artist who opened the exhibition, called the works refreshing and said they showed a happy marriage between ancient Eastern civilisation and modern Western art.
Ms Lim, a graduate of the Singapore Teachers' Training College, had moved to Australia in 1962 to study art.
The alumnus of Chung Cheng High School had earlier had her works exhibited regularly in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.
After graduating from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology with a diploma in art in 1964, she taught in colleges in Melbourne.
She wrote a book on the history of art and was looking to publish it in English and Chinese. There was no news about her subsequently.