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Australian painter and photographer. From 1954 to 1957 he studied graphic design at the Swinburne College of Technology in Melbourne, where Dale Hickey was a fellow student. The year of his entry he began to exhibit at the Contemporary Art Society in Melbourne. His early work was influenced by figurative artists such as Ben Shahn and the illustrations of Andy Warhol and also by Charles Blackman, whom he knew personally. Later he came under the influence of Francis Bacon, as shown in ...

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Australian, female.

Active in Victoria.

Born 1858, in Hobart, Tasmania; died 1953.

Miniaturist. Portraits, landscapes, still-lifes.

The daughter of a professional photographer, Ada Cherry began her career as a photographic retoucher and colourist with Johnstone & O'Shannessy. She soon abandoned photography for painting and became a successful portrait miniaturist. She also painted portraits, landscapes and still-lifes in oil and watercolour. She exhibited at the Victorian Academy of Arts in ...