Generosity is the Greatest Virtue - Mdm. Sun Yee's Posthumous Legacy for Charity

Event Name : 为善最乐-向已故新加坡艺术学院院长沈雁女士致敬 Event Start Date : 16 - Nov - 2017 Event End Date : 04 - Dec - 2017 Event Location : 视觉艺术中心(Visual Arts Centre) Hits: 204
为善最乐-向已故新加坡艺术学院院长沈雁女士致敬
Dynasties Antique & Art Gallery
宣和文物
Period :
5 days
Start Date :
30-Nov-2017
End Date :
04-Dec-2017
Address 1 :
视觉艺术中心(Visual Arts Centre)
Address 2 :
槟榔路10号(多美歌地铁站B出口)10 Penang Road ( Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station Exit B)
Telephone:
98462098 / 98525120

开幕仪式:2017年12月2日(星期六)下午三时正
开幕主宾:全国肾脏基金会主席 - 许宝忠先生  Mr Koh Poh Tiong - The National Kidney Foundation
专题讲座: 沈雁与新加坡艺术学院
主讲人:     邹璐(作家)
分享嘉宾:  赖瑞龙(画家)
                    翁锡礼(画家)
                    姚天佑(画家)
讲座主席:  蔡志礼博士(新加坡当代艺术研究会主席)




2014年,沈雁女士遗作百余幅用于为圣路加医院举办慈善展,获得热烈反响。为将沈雁女士的爱留在人间,家属专嘱将最后31幅画作捐赠全国肾脏基金会用于慈善筹款。承办单位宣和文物也将部分珍藏同时展出,用于慈善筹款,谨此向沈雁女士致敬。呼吁社会各界踊跃认购,共襄善举,为爱接力,为慈善尽力。

 
新加坡先驱女性艺术家兼美术教育家沈雁女士,1919年生于中国浙江嘉兴的书香世家,自幼受母亲及兄长影响,酷爱绘画。早年就读上海美术专科学校图音科,进修纯美术和音乐,后转入上海新华艺专继续修业,于1938年毕业。
 
沈雁早有志向成为艺术家,早年遍游名山大川,埋首创作。1940年首次于上海举办个人画展,崭露头角,一鸣惊人,敛华就实,荤然有抱负。1949年东渡日本,在日本大学艺术学部深造,1952年毕业,遂前往艺都巴黎,入法国文艺大学攻读深造,同时亦在法国著名画家法朗雷全(Fernard Leger)画室研究。沈雁留法期间,艺事猛进,曾于1953年以五件作品全部入选法国春季沙龙展,同年于巴黎举行个展,作品受到欧洲人士重视,被法国政府收购,陈列于美术馆。
 
1955年,沈雁在新加坡及东南亚各地旅行并举办画展,随后移居我国。1957年,与中国学会共创新加坡艺术学院,出任院长并兼任学院讲师,同时受邀为华人青年会美术指导、国际女青年会美术教授,积极致力于本土美术教育事业,培植不少艺术人才,成绩卓然。
沈雁女士多才多艺,通晓中、英、日、法等多国语言,除绘画外,音乐、舞蹈、戏剧也是她的热爱。她在繁忙教学之余,致力于美术创作和写作,1956年出版《沈雁画集》(第一辑),1959年出版《南洋风物画集》,1963年出版《南洋花卉画集》,1966年出版艺术论著《艺坛风云》,1971年出版《沈雁画集》(第四辑),1980年出版《古今名画集》,1984年出版《世界风光画集》。
 
最为难得的是,她曾在1964-65,1971-72,1980-81年间,先后三次环游世界,在各地考察美术、旅游写生和举行画展,生前共举办多达94次个展,若加上师生联展及参与其他团体的联展,更是不计其数,不愧是艺坛老将,身经百战(展),令人感佩。
 
沈雁女士阅历丰富,视野广阔,胸罗天地万物景观,熔铸古今中西艺术,悟自然万物之灵机,意匠独运,尽收画中,艺坛大师张大千曾给予她作品以极高评价“笔收众妙,墨到无痕”。
 
沈雁女士的画作近年来受到收藏界及美术馆的关注,画作《多元文化》2015年在香港佳士得拍出457000港元(约8万3千新元)佳绩,新加坡国家美术馆亦藏有她的《马来弄迎舞》和《印度舞蹈》两幅水墨画。
 
2014年1月,沈雁画作为圣路加医院筹募基金举办慈善展,共筹得善款10万新元。为使沈雁女士遗爱人间,家属专嘱将最后31幅画作捐赠给全国肾脏基金会用于慈善筹款。承办单位宣和文物也将部分珍藏同场展出,谨此向沈雁女士致敬,所得款项将捐给NKF,呼吁善长仁翁踊跃认购,共襄善举。
 
World renowned female artist Mdm Sun Yee was born at Zhejiang in 1919. Since young, she grew up in an artistic cultured environment, thus inculcating her passion for drawing. Mdm Sun furthered her education in Shanghai Art College and graduated in 1938. Her devotion for art did not cease there, taking a bold step to travel across the globe in search of new inspirations. In 1940, Mdm Sun held her first solo art exhibition, achieving resounding success. From there, Mdm Sun decided to further her studies in art at Nihon University in Japan, and travelled to France thereafter for comprehensive studies in Fernard Leger Studio. In 1953, Mdm Sun’s art pieces were recognised and received great compliments, with her works bought in by the French government for exhibition in the art gallery.
 
In 1955, Mdm Sun set foot in Singapore, travelling South-east Asia for exhibitions. In collaboration with various organisations, she took part in the establishment of School of the Arts, Singapore, holding the position of principal and lecturer. Throughout her career, Mdm Sun established a cornerstone for a growing cradle of new local artists, devoting her soul for local art education. Mdm Sun did not forsake her passion for art in the meantime. Publishing her first book in 1956, she continued to publish six additional books for her art piece promotion, the last in 1984.
 
Mdm Sun devoted her life to the art scene for more than 60 years. During this period, she has travelled the world thrice, seeking out astounding ideas for her creativity. With a total of 94 exhibitions in various scales, her contributions to the art scene held no bounds. Through her works, we gain insights and new perspectives, especially how ideals of different poles found mitigations and compromises, showcasing a new form of art work never before seen by many.
 
Mdm Sun’s works had garnered the attention of the National Gallery Singapore and avid art collectors. Her “Multi-Racial” piece fetched her record high of HKD $457,000 in 2015 at the Christies Auction in Hong Kong. National Gallery Singapore also collected two of her inks entitled “Malay Dance- Ronggeng” and “Indian Dance”.
 
In Jan 2014, St Luke’s Hospital benefited with a SGD$100,000 gift from similar charity art exhibition. The family members of Mdm Sun donated the remaining 31 pieces of her works to The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) for  this  charity  endeavour,  leaving  behind  a  legacy  of  Sun  Yee’s  love  to  humanity. Dynasties Antique & Art Gallery also showcases part of Sun Yee’s collection as a mark of respect to her.  NKF is the beneficiary of this charity. We appeal to your generous support. Thank You!

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