Maori painter, carver, weaver, costume and stage designer. His involvement with art began at Te Aute Maori Boys’ College (1954–7), Hawke’s Bay, Waipawa County, and continued with formal art training at Ardmore Teachers’ College (1958–9) and at Dunedin Teachers’ College (...
Australian, 20th century, male.
Active also active in the USA.
Born 30 January 1885, in Kew (Melbourne); died 11 February 1969, in London.
Painter, draughtsman, stage set designer, engraver (etching, linocut), illustrator, writer, critic. Scenes with figures, portraits.
Horace Brodzky was born in Australia but ultimately settled in Britain. In ...
Australian architect and stage designer. He graduated from the University of Melbourne (1966) and then studied at Yale University, New Haven, CT (1966–9), and worked briefly for several notable architectural firms in the USA, including those of Paul Rudolph and Philip Johnson. He was impressed by Robert Venturi’s attempt to use popular culture to forge a new regional idiom (...
Polish, 20th century, male.
Active in Australia from 1950 and naturalised in 1955.
Born 16 November 1896, in Lviv; died 1985.
Painter. Stage sets.
Maximilian Feurring studied after World War I in Berlin and then trained in Rome, graduating in 1926. He visited Paris and came into contact with modern painting. During the six years of World War II, he was interned in the German camps. He later taught in Munich and then emigrated to Australia. He took part in collective exhibitions including: Rome (from ...
New Zealander, 20th century, male.
Active in Britain from the late 1930s or early 1940s; also active in the USA.
Born 1916, in New Zealand; died 3 July 1994, in Devonshire, England.
Painter, illustrator, set designer, cartoonist, decorator. Landscapes with figures, seascapes, landscapes, murals.
Felix Kelly was born in New Zealand and came to Britain before World War II. He worked in advertising for a time, then took up painting seriously during the war. He also worked in the USA and became known as a painter of country houses in both countries. He painted in a Neo-Romantic style, depicting fantastic landscapes and buildings, both imagined ( ...
Australian painter, draughtsman, printmaker and stage designer. Australia’s most honoured and internationally acclaimed modern painter, and one of the most travelled artists of his generation, he worked prolifically in a variety of media on themes that often related closely to the story of his own life. He remained a controversial figure, considered by Kenneth Clark to be one of the major artists of the 20th century, but often criticized for trying to do too much. Alternating bright moods with blackest drama, he tended to work in series, reviving formal elements and iconography from previous works and maintaining a spontaneous style by devising new painting techniques in the process of execution....