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Wystan Curnow

New Zealand sculptor and conceptual artist. He studied at the Royal College of Art in London in the early 1960s and first showed his work alongside that of fellow students such as David Hockney and Derek Boshier, helping to mark the emergence of British Pop art. The pseudonym that he adopted in ...

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Australian, 20th century, male.

Born c. 1920; died 1985.

Sculptor.

Apuatimi, an Aborigine, sculpted figures using the basic traditional technique, whereby the defining features - in other words the eyes, nose, mouth and dress - are painted on and feathers or various other decorations added. The risk of this type of relic of primitive art in the context of a developed society is that the primitive arts are easily reduced to folkloric handicrafts....

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Australian sculptor and draughtsman . After spending his childhood in Italy, he moved to Australia (1949). From 1958 to 1961 he was at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. He travelled to London in 1962, where he studied printmaking at the Chelsea School of Arts. He then travelled to Milan and studied sculpture under ...

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Australian, 19th – 20th century, female.

Born in Tasmania.

Sculptor.

Dorothy Willis Barclay exhibited at the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts in Paris in 1910.

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Australian, 19th – 20th century, female.

Sculptor.

Baskerville exhibited a statue entitled Young Girl Picking Flowers at the third annual exhibition of the Yarra Sculptors' Society in Melbourne (1910).

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Carol Magee

Zimbabwean sculptor. Bickle studied at Durban University and Rhodes University. She showed extensively in Zimbabwe in the 1980s and exhibited in India, Sweden and New Zealand in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Active in the arts in Bulawayo, she was a founding member of its Visual Artists’ Association. Her pieces are philosophical, both specifically in that she cites Foucault and Yourcenar, and generically in that they comment on the human condition: on hopes, dreams, conflicts and fantasies. Made of multiple manufactured and natural materials, her simple forms speak to complex situations, as seen in ...

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Australian, 20th century, male.

Painter, sculptor.

Boles received an artistic training thanks to a re-education project for former servicemen from the Commonwealth. He subsequently had the advantage of commissions for public collections. He spent a long period of time in Europe. He featured in the international exhibition of sculpture at the Musée Rodin in Paris in ...

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Australian, 20th century, male.

Born 1940.

Painter, sculptor, illustrator.

Peter Booth passed from Abstract-Minimal painting to a violent Expressionism in 1977, at which time he realised his first Figurative painting. His works frequently depict human misfortunes and torments, in chaotic compositions tinged with religious sentiments....

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Australian, 19th – 20th century, male.

Sculptor.

Myril MacDougall Bowman exhibited at the Salon des Tuileries from 1925 to 1928.

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Australian, 20th century, male.

Born 1923, in Murrumbeena; died 26 April 1988, in Sandringham.

Sculptor (bronze). Figures, mythological figures, scenes with figures. Groups, statuettes, low reliefs.

Guy Martin à Beckett Boyd was the son of the potter William Merric Boyd and the brother of painters Arthur Merric Boyd and David Boyd. During World War II, he taught pottery to repatriated soldiers in New South Wales. After the war, he worked as a commercial potter before becoming an established sculptor. He created bronze castings of figures, often in attitudes of movement. Boyd was also an active environmentalist....

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Susan Best

Australian sculptor, video, installation artist, and sound artist. Brassil received her initial art training at Sydney Teachers College, East Sydney Technical College, and Newcastle Technical College (1937–9). She taught art for 20 years at Campbelltown High School before commencing her exhibiting career in the early 1970s....

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Richard Haese

Australian painter and sculptor. He studied art at the East Sydney Technical College (1956–8) but left dissatisfied before completing the course. An important stage in his development was his discovery in 1959 of Australian Aboriginal art and the art of Melanesia and Polynesia, which he saw in New Zealand and on a visit to New Guinea in ...

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New Zealander, 20th century, female.

Born 30 April 1890, in Wellington.

Painter, sculptor. Landscapes, flowers. Busts.

Margaret Butler exhibited in Paris from 1927 at the Salon of the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts and the Salon des Tuileries.

As well as her busts, Butler is known for a ...

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Australian, 20th century, female.

Active in England 1926-1930.

Born 25 April 1892, in Bendigo; died 23 December 1964, in Cowes.

Sculptor.

Ola Cohn studied drawing in 1904 then modelling from 1910 to 1919 at the Bendigo School of Mines. She resumed her studies under sculptor John Robertson Tranthim-Fryer at Swinburne Technical College ...

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Australian, 20th century, male.

Active in England from 1935, and in Italy from 1958.

Born 1897, in Woodend, Victoria; died 1987, near Bordighera, Italy.

Painter, sculptor. Portraits, landscapes.

Colin Colahan studied under the tonalist painter Max Meldrum in Melbourne from 1916 to 1919, and continued his training in London and Paris. He exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Français ...

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Australian, 20th century, male.

Born 1942, in Warrnambool (Victoria).

Painter, printmaker, sculptor.

Tony Coleing studied at the National School of Art in Sydney and continued his training in England. In 1964, he travelled in Europe and exhibited in London. In 1968, back in Sydney, he began exhibiting his colourful sculptures regularly....

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Robert Smith

Australian painter, printmaker, draughtsman, sculptor, cartoonist and illustrator. Largely self-taught, he began printmaking in 1931 and worked as a caricaturist, cartoonist and illustrator for the weekly and left-wing press, his outlook influenced by experience on the dole and political struggle during the Depression. In 1941...

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British, 19th – 20th century, male.

Active in Florence, Sydney and London.

Of Australian origin.

Sculptor.

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English architect and sculptor. He studied at the University of Oxford (1932–5) and the Architectural Association, London (1935–40), and then served with the Royal Engineers in West Africa and Asia. In 1948 he set up in practice in London with Fello Atkinson (...

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New Zealander, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active in England fromc.1970, in France from 1981.

Born 1935, in Port Chalmers.

Sculptor of assemblages.

Bill Culbert studied at the Royal College of Art in London which, at that time, was at the forefront of developments in experimental sculpture. From ...