BRITISH COLUMBIA ARTISTS  

Sing Lim

1915 - September 22 1993

Vancouver School of Art (Diploma 1945)



Original linocut by Sing Lim in 1933 VANTECH

Sing Lim was born in Vancouver. He was a student at the Vancouver Technical School in 1933, and in the 1939 issue of VANTECH, the student annual, was noted as a school graduate. He provided some very interesting little colour linocut prints to the issue.


Original four-colour linocut by Sing Lim in 1939 VANTECH


Original four-colour linocut by Sing Lim in 1939 VANTECH

He graduated from the Vancouver School of Art in 1945. He showed his work in the 1944 B.C. Artists annual exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

He worked as a printer in Vancouver, and while the press was running would make artistic monoprints. He was shown at work in the movie "In Search of Innocence" that was made by an Eastern Canadian film-maker in Vancouver.

In 1979 he published an autobiographical book titled West Coast Chinese Boy, illustrated in colour by the artist in a 64-page hardcover book published by Tundra Books, Montreal, ISBN 978-0-887761218.

Sing Lim is listed as an illutrator in McMann. He died in Vancouver in 1993.

Exhibitions

DATE EXHIBITION ARTWORK
1944 Sept. 23 - Oct. 22 VAG   B.C. Artists 13th Annual Young Girl (Lithograph)

References

VANTECH - JUNE 1933
      Printed by the students of the Vancouver Technical School
      88 pages, stapled, illust. colour/b&w.
      Includes a number of original student linocut prints including by Sing Lim.

VANTECH - EASTER 1939
      Printed by the students of the Vancouver Technical School
      84 pages, stapled, illust. colour/b&w.
      Includes a number of original student linocut prints by Robert Banks and Sing Lim.

BRITISH COLUMBIA - A CENTENNIAL ANTHOLOGY (refer to BCCA58)

ARTISTS IN CANADA 1982 - UNION LIST OF ARTISTS' FILES (refer to AIC82)

BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF ARTISTS IN CANADA (refer to BIAC03)
      1 reference to Sing Lim: Canadian Childhoods: A Tundra Anthology in Words and Art.

88 ARTISTS FROM 88 YEARS (refer to ECU17)

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