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Charles Blackman

Charles Blackman (b.1928)


1928 Born Sydney, Australia
1943-46 Studied East Sydney Technical College
1945-60 Lived and painted in Melbourne
1950s Painted Schoolgirl series, followed by Alice in Wonderland series
1960-64 Travelled and studied overseas after winning Helena Rubinstein Scholarship
Lived and painted in London, exhibited at Whitechapel and Tate Galleries
1965 Tour of northern France and Flanders
1966-74 Lived and painted in Sydney
1975 Occupied Australian studio, Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris
1976-2001 Lived and painted in NSW, Queensland, WA.
Currently lives in Sydney

Solo Exhibitions

1953-93 Numerous solo exhibitions in Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide,†† Perth, London and Tokyo, including a major retrospective at the National Gallery of Victoria, 1993 - Charles Blackman: Schoolgirls and Angels


1997 OBE
1963 Georges Invitation Art Prize, Georges Gallery Melbourne (one painting and one drawing)
1960 Helena Rubinstein Scholarship,
1960 George Crouch Prize, Ballarat Fine Art Gallery
1960 Wins prize.
A. Shore, The Age (February)
1958 George Crouch Prize, Ballarat Fine Art Gallery
1958 Rowney prize, Richmond Gallery Melbourne


National Gallery of Australia, and all state galleries
Numerous regional galleries and university collections

Selected Bibliography

1993 Charles Blackman: Schoolgirls and Angels, catalogue for retrospective at National Gallery Victoria
1989 Shapcott, T., The Art of Charles Blackman, Andre Deutch, London
1983 Amadio,N., Orpheus the Song of Forever, Craftsman Press, Sydney
1982 Amadio, N., Charles Blackmanís Paris Dreaming, A.H. & A.W. Reed, Sydney
1980 Amadio, N., Charles Blackman: The Lost Domain, A.H. & A.W. Reed. Sydney
1967 Shapcott, T., Focus on Charles Blackman, University of Queensland Press, Brisbane
1965 Mathew, R., Charles Blackman - Monograph, Georgian House, Melbourne



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