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Iskandar Jalil Collection

This collection consists of ceramic works by Dr Iskandar Jalil (b. 1940), Singapore’s Master Potter and leading educator-mentor in ceramics art. His works are known for the use of one-hand techniques and bearing influences of different pottery cultures across the world – especially in Japanese philosophy and aesthetics. Characteristics of his works are simple but strong structures with distinctly tactile and rich surfaces, often with twigs or branches as handles; and also, using clays unique to particular locales or regions.

Throughout his art practice since his Teacher Training College (TTC) days in the early 1960s, Dr Iskandar Jalil has enjoyed numerous accolades including the Cultural Medallion for Visual Arts in 1988 and Japanese Foreign Minister’s Commendation Award in 2014. He was conferred an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters (honoris causa) from the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in 2016.

On this note, we proudly present to you selected art works by Dr Iskandar Jalil currently on display in the library.

 

Location:

Level 4, Left Wing

 

Last updated: October 7, 2016  

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