Teng Nee-Cheong (1951- ; Singapore) studied at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore. He is inspired by the secessionist paintings of Gustav Klimt (Austrian, 1862-1918). Teng's works are bold in color and composition but have gentle, lyrical themes. He creates endless combinations with a few motifs, especially flowers, textile patterns, and unique positions of figures. He has a strong sense of design and very unique use color. Awards: Ministry of Culture special award (Singapore, 1978), Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Alumni Association creative award (Singapore, 1982), Singapore Art Society Tan Tze Chor Art Award (1991), Phillip Morris Group (ASEAN, 1993, 1995, 1996). Collections: National Museum Art Gallery (Singapore), Shenn's Fine Art Gallery (Singapore). Exhibitions:National Museum Art Gallery (Singapore, 1980, 1984, 1991), Le Grand Palais (Paris, France, 1987), Hongkong Arts Centre (1998), New York Art Expo (U.S.A., 1989), ASEAN Traveling Exhibitions (1989), Tropenmuseum (Amsterdam, Holland, 1998), Shenn's Fine Art Gallery (Singapore, 1992) Centre for Strategic and International Studies (Jakarta, Indonesia, 1996).