06 Aug '11, 12pm

National Art Gallery commemorates 100th birthday of Liu Kang with exhibition

National Art Gallery commemorates 100th birthday of Liu Kang with exhibition

SINGAPORE: He was an educator, a cultural activist and most of all, an artist. Liu Kang is a local artist who contributed to the birth of the Nanyang art style. To commemorate his 100th year of birth, the National Art Gallery has put together an exhibition featuring nearly 100 of his works. Even though 24-year-old Kristin Liu grew up surrounded by her grandfather's paintings, she didn't know much about him until she started an internship with The National Art Gallery two months ago to help put the exhibition together. Liu said: "Some of the staff would ask me questions about my grandfather that I wouldn't be able to answer and so I would go to my parents, and they would say, 'oh, I don't know either'. I would have to go asking family members and finally get the answer to some of the questions they were asking. (It) was a challenge at the beginning but great at the end beca...

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