From 1920s to 1950s, some British experts were appointed as Art Masters and Teachers at Government schools (English medium) in Singapore. They were successful in cultivating local art education with support also from the British Council. Richard Walker as Art Master and Art Superintendent of Singapore Schools was the most notable of British artists in Singapore during the colonial period. One of his fellow countrymen was William M. Clyde who served iin the Colonial Office overseeing nutritional matters in Malaya including Singapore where he was based. Clyde was fascinated with scenes of Nature in Singapore esepecially along the East Coast and Changi.
The 3 paintings by Clyde are from the private collection of esteemed art collector, Christina Loke Balsara.