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VISUAL ARTIST - ANG HOON SENG

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Ang Hooon Seng was born in Singapore in 1933, is of Chaozhou descent from the Guangdong Province.

Art Education
Basically, a self-educated calligraphy/artist. He is a Chartered Secretary and Administrator UK. (ACIS) with has a keen interest in Chinese culture, particularly in calligraphy, brush-painting and wood-carving. He learned the art of calligraphy from the master pieces from the accomplished ancient masters. They include Zhang Yao, Wei Dynasty (151-220AD), Liu Kang-Ch’uan, Tang Dynasty (718-865), Ouyang Hsun, Tang Dynasty (557-641), Huang His-Chih, Eastern Chin (307-365), Mei Fu, Sung Dynasty (1051-1107), Chau-Meng-Fu, Yuan Dynasty (1254-1322), Thong Chi-Ch’ang, Ming Dynasty (1555-1636), Chang Hsu, Tang Dynasty (713-740), Chang Chih, Late Han Dynasty (196-217), etc. He seized the opportunity to call on the contemporary accomplished calligraphers in Beijing during the period from 1990-1999 when he was posted to Beijing for development of banking business by his employer, Overseas Union Bank Ltd. He established good relationships with these calligraphers and learned a lot from them. They included Professors Qi Gong, Ouyang Chang-Shi, etc.

Education
1963 - International law and relations 1963, University of Singapore
1970 - Associate of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, UK. (ACIS)
1972 - Associate of the Royal Economics Society. UK.

Career:
Teochew Poit Ip Huay Kuan: Director, Chairman & Academic Advisor, Cultural Matters & Head, Calligraphy Division
China Society, Singapore: Vice President
Nanyang Confucian Association: committee member
Ngee Ann Kongsi Management Committee
Ngee Ann Cultural Centre: chairman & Advisor
Ngee Ann Development Pte Ltd: Director
Teochew Foundation: Governor
Teochew Federation (Singapore): Founder Member
Southeast Asia Artists' Association: Advisor
Shicheng Calligraphy and Seal Carving Society: Honorary Committee Member
Ching Hwang Tao Friendly Society, China: Advisor
Appointed as Vice-Dean of the Kui-Lin Yuan Huang Academy of Arts in 2003

Solo Exhibitions
2002 - "Ang Hoon Seng's Calligraphy Exhibition" at Ngee Ann
Exhibition Hall, Tank Road, Singapore
2015 - "Power of the Brush" at Ngee Ann Exhibition Hall, Tank Road, Singapore

Group Exhibitions
At least ten exhibitions annually organized mainly by the local and overseas associations for the last few decades. They include the annual exhibitions organised by:
Shi-Cheng Calligraphy and Seal-Carving Society
South-East-Asia Artists' Association
Ngee Ann Cultural Centre
Federation of Arts Societies (Singapore)
Miao Hua Chinese Art Society
Ink Splashing Calligraphy & Painting Society

Collectorship
Ngee Ann Cultural Centre
Poit Ip Huay Kuan
Chui Hui Lim Club
Theng Hai Huay Kuan
Pho Ling Huay Kuan
China Society
Gui-Lin Yuan Huang Art Academy
Nam Hwa Drama Association
Teo Chew Foundation (Singapore)
Shantou History Cultural Research Club
Shantou City Association

Awards

2003 - 1st Prize, The China and Korean Cultural Exhibition held in China
2005 - Gold Prize for calligraphy awarded by the Chinese Cultural Bureau and Painting Academy
2008 - Gold Award, the 7th International Calligraphy and Cultural Exhibition held in Korea
2011 - Major calligraphy in cursive style selected by the Chinese for engraving on stone for permanent display at the Calligraphy Pavilion in Jilin Province, China
2013 - Most accomplished calligrapher awarded by the Ngee Ann Cultural Centre