VINCENT HOISINGTON: PAINTER, DECORATOR


An image of the gallery set up for the exhibition: Umi Dachlan: Metaphors for Humanity
An image of the gallery set up for the exhibition: Umi Dachlan: Metaphors for Humanity
An image of the gallery set up for the exhibition: Umi Dachlan: Metaphors for Humanity
VINCENT HOISINGTON: PAINTER, DECORATOR

Vincent Hoisington (1924-1972) was a self-taught painter who became a prominent figure in the Singapore art community during the country's nation-building years. Perhaps not as acknowledged as his peers, he was nevertheless most recognised for being a pioneer in aluminium art. In addition to his works on metal, Hoisington was also a prolific painter who took inspiration from the Renaissance artists and 20th century masters such as Edgar Degas and Paul Cézanne.

This publication covers every major phase of Hoisington’s oeuvre: early flower still life paintings, landscapes, figurative scenes, as well as an aluminium work produced just before his death. It offers a different perspective to the story of modern art in Singapore, one that deviates from local themes and the emergent wave of non-objective abstraction in the 1970s.


Title: Vincent Hoisington: Painter, Decorator
Author: Ian Tee and Chua Chingyi
Publisher: Art Agenda, S.E.A.
Size: 23 x 17 x 0.5 cm
Weight: 160 g

Date: 2019
ISBN: 978-981-14-2011-5
Paperback, 55 pages


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