Yellow Man: Lee Wen, the Artist Who Dared
- About the Author & Illustrator
🎁Recommended for ages 3 and above
This book is a part of the Prominent Singaporeans series, which features individuals from Singapore's history who have contributed significantly to her growth.
Lee Wen loved art, music, poetry and performance with a passion. He presented all art forms in his own unique way, even when others didn’t care for it. And boy are we glad he did!
An inspiring story of how Lee Wen became the great performance artist that he was.
Chan Li Shan believes in the power of stories to heal and inspire. She is a PhD student at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa, where she has been awarded the Biography Prize for her work on Lee Wen. Her memoir A Philosopher’s Madness was published in 2012. Her writings have appeared in The Straits Times and The Business Times, as well as publications of Ethos Books and Grey Projects. In 2018, she was Director of the Writing Center and Writing Residency Fellow at the Asian University for Women in Chittagong, Bangladesh. Yellow Man is her first children’s picture book.
Weng Pixin grew up listening to stories by her father that reflected his curious nature. When Pixin began making art, she wanted to express that same curious nature in her work. She chose to become an artist and art teacher. She has taught comic workshops at LASALLE College of the Arts and the National Library Board. She has presented her works at the 2019 and 2020 Singapore Writers Festival as well as in artist residencies in Argentina (La Plata and Buenos Aires) and Riga, Latvia. She is the author and illustrator of Sweet Time and Let’s Not Talk Anymore, published by Montreal’s Drawn & Quarterly.
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 32
Year Published: 2021
Size: 260mm x 210mm