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Leo Hee Tong
LEO HEE TONG b. 1940, Singapore
LEO HEE TONG is a second-generation Singaporean artist who has Impacted and helped shape the local art scene. He cites Cheong Soo Pieng, one of Singapore’s pioneer artist, as an important influence to his works. Through Cheong, Leo explored and experimented with complex colour relationships and the dynamics of composition.
Leo’s works are adorned with accolades. He has won 9 Distinction awards in UOB Painting of the Year Exhibition, more than any other artists in Singapore. He was also bestowed the Special Award and overseas Educational Tour Winner Award organised by the Ministry Of Culture in 1975 and 1983. Leo also received four awards from Dr Tan Tsze Chor Art Award Competition, among several other laurels.