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b. Perak, 1944


In 1961, Lim Ka Seng learnt Western and Chinese art through the Taiwan-educated artist Tan Guan Hin, who was also a student of Khaw Sia. After graduating from the Press Art School England in 1963, Lim worked on several jobs to make ends meet until his retirement in 2000 and began to commit himself to artistic creation ever since. Before retirement, he was already extensively active in the art scene. He joined the Young Artists Exhibition at the National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur (1963); the annual exhibitions of the Malaysian Watercolour Society (1983 – 1987) including its exhibition abroad in Melbourne (1984); and the Asian Watercolour Confederation held across Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Taipei and Seoul (1987 – 1992). Lim also co-founded the Contemporary Malaysian Watercolourists Association and took the role as President in 1998 – 2001. In 1998, he was the winner of the Education Minister Award from the Japan Modern Arts Association in Osaka, Japan. Lim has held solo shows at the City Art Gallery (2002, 2003, 2005 & 2007) and Professor Galleria, Selangor (2010). Major group shows include the Guangzhou Art Fair (2008), Hangzhou Art Fair (2009), and Art Expo Malaysia (2011).


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