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Aspden, David, b. 1935
The largely self-taught painter, David Aspden, established his reputation in the 1960s by painting lyrically beautiful abstracts. In the context of the time, they were ...
Balsaitis, Jonas, b. 1948
Jonas Balsaitis is a maker of experimental abstract paintings and films which challenge the very concept of the nature of art.
Jordan, Col, b. 1935
One of the innovators in hard edge optical painting, who was also an influential teacher of generations of artists.
Kane, Julius
German born and educated, Julius Kane was one of the most influential figures in Melbourne sculpture in the 1950s until his death in 1962. His ...
Leach-Jones, Alun, b. 1937
Alun Leach-Jones was one of the generation of artists who helped define Australian colourfield art in the 1960s. Hie first came to prominence exhibiting in ...
McMaugh, Alison, b. 1928
Alison McMaugh was one of the many young women artists trained in Sydney in the 1950s who found more opportunities abroad, in her case in ...
Johnson, Michael, b. 1938
Michael Johnson's work is marked by a metaphysical orchestration of colour and a muscularity of presence. His paintings (and occasional works in three dimensions) are ...
Kitching, Michael, b. 1940
Without any formal art education, sculptor, printmaker and designer Michael Kitching emerged as one of the original voices of 1960s art in Australia.
Asmodelle, Estelle, b. 1964
Estelle Asmodelle, abstract painter and digital artist, is known for her large-scale, brightly coloured abstract work. In 2010 she published her first art book, Transience, ...
Nixon, John, b. 1949
John Nixon's art is best described as radical minimalism. His tough non-objective approach to art was first developed in his student years and continued throughout ...
Olsen, John, b. 1928
John Olsen's exuberant paintings, which were first exhibited in Sydney in the 1950s, are often celebrations of Sydney, Majorca, marine life, good food and sunshine. ...
Passmore, John, b. 1904
When John Passmore returned to Sydney from an extended stay in Europe in 1951 he galvanised a generation of young painters. They were led to ...
Partos, Paul, b. 1943
Paul Partos's canvases reveal intense passages of his inner life, expressed in markings ranging from quietude and restraint to exuberant expressions of form and colour, ...
Booth, Peter, b. 1940
Peter Booth first emerged as a painter of stark abstract works, inspired in part by his early years in the industrial town of Sheffield in ...
Jacks, Robert, b. 1943
Robert Jacks is one of the first generation of Australian artists to take nourishment from the post war American artists, rather than looking to Europe. ...
Kemp, Roger, b. 1908
The Melbourne based Roger Kemp developed his angular abstract paintings and prints in harmony with his deep felt spiritual values. Although he was hailed at ...
Harpur, Royston, b. 1938
Painter and poet, Royston Harpur's work has consistently shown his admiration of Japanese Zen gestural abstract forms.
Salkauskas, Henry, b. 1925
Henry Salkauskas. originally Henrikas Salkauskas was one of the generation of post World War II immigrant artists who had a profound and lasting impact on ...