Georgette Chen: East Coast Vendor

East Coast Vendor, by Georgette Chen (1906-1993) Image Source: The A List

“Chen’s work is often mentioned in the same breath as the emergence of a distinct regional style, characterised by a synthesis of Eastern and Western painting techniques and approaches. This is seen, for example, in the 1960 painting East Coast Vendor (above), which transposes Chen’s mastery and skill in portrait painting, honed from years of Western academic art training, to a tropical setting, with attention paid to the detailed patterning of batik clothes and headscarves worn by the subjects.”

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by Georgette Chen, Source: National Gallery Singapore

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Timeline of Georgette Chen at National Gallery Singapore

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Georgette At Home in the World – exhibition at National Gallery Singapore, virtual exhibit

Hat Tip

Thanks to The Misty Miss Christy who first introduced me to Georgette Chen in her post Autoportrait Day 87~ Georgette Chen.

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8 Comments Add yours

  1. shoreacres says:

    Chen is new to me. That painting’s quite wonderful — especially the individuality obvious in the faces.

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    1. I’ve added The National Gallery, Singapore to my bucket list just to see their collection of her work. She is new to me, too. 🙂

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  2. Jim W. says:


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  3. Beautiful! Thanks for bringing Chen’s work to our attention.

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    1. Thanks for commenting, Rosaliene. Discovering a new (to me) artist is always exciting! 🙂

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  4. Thanks for the introduction to Georgette Chen. Not only hadn’t I seen any of her work, but I’d never seen art by anybody from Singapore. I learned more about Georgette Chen in this article:

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    1. Thanks for the link, Steve. I am looking forward to learning more about Chen. 🙂


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