Art in Tribute: Take Care by David Chan

"Amidst a grey era, he was a beacon of clarity." — David Chan on Singapore's founding father Lee Kuan Yew

This week, in the lead up to our nation’s 50th birthday we bring you an exclusive series of portraits dedicated to our founding father Lee Kuan Yew. Working with a gentle palette of watercolours, David Chan breathes gentleness and loss into a moving tribute on paper.

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David Chan, Take Care, 2015

“Mr Lee struck me as regal yet pragmatic, stern yet caring. Amidst a grey era, he was a beacon of clarity. I hope Mr Lee will be remembered as a watchful guardian who groomed the uninvited lion into a noble beast.” — as told to Harper’s Bazaar Singapore.

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