- Robert Cook
(b Perth, Nov 20, 1906; d Sydney, April 16, 1985).
Australian painting and commercial artist. McClintock’s career in applied arts began when he took up a process-engraving apprenticeship. Subsequently working as a sign-writer and commercial artist, he also studied at the National Gallery School (NGS), Melbourne from 1925–7 under W. B. McInnes and Bernard Hall (1859–1935). Following this, he moved to Sydney to work as a commercial artist at the Sydney Morning Herald. Returning to Melbourne in 1929, he re-enrolled at the NGS and joined Noel Counihan and Nutter Buzzacott’s social realist circle. After marrying in 1933, McClintock relocated to Perth in 1934 where he took up the position as head of commercial art advertising at the Daily News. In Perth he began exhibiting Surrealist paintings under the pseudonym of Max Ebert. Often mixing morphed or severed human forms with elements of the local landscape, he was the only artist working in such an advanced style at the time and was a lively figure in the Perth art scene gaining much attention in the press. McClintock left Perth in ...