Choong Kam Kow: Fusing Eastern and Western Aesthetics

By Nicole Chang

April 2023 FOR ART'S SAKE
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Photos of artworks provided by Choong Kam KowSEVENTY YEARS — that is how long ago Choong Kam Kow started his artistic exploration.Born in Ipoh in 1934, he began dabbling with the arts in the 1950s. He initiated his formal art academic training in Taiwan (Bachelor’s degree in National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei in 1961) and before continuing his education in New York, US (Master’s degree in Pratt Institute, in 1968). This exposure not only cemented his career pathway in art...

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Nicole Chang

has just completed her PhD programme at the Department of Development Planning and Management, School of Social Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia.