Arthur McIntyre

Arthur McIntyre

Last updated September 18, 2012

Biography

b.1945 d.2003
Born in Katoomba, NSW, McIntyre received a scholarship to the National Art School where he studied under John Coburn, Rodney Milgate and David Strachan, who was particularly influential. In 1975 he undertook a residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris where he mixed with Carl Plate and Stanislaus Rapotec, but it was the modernist art movements of Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art that proved to be a major influence on his art making and stylistic characteristics.

Educated at the National Art School (1963-66) McIntyre exhibited his illustrations, collages and paintings at many galleries nationwide including Holdsworth Galleries, Mori Gallery, Hogarth Galleries, Tolarno Galleries, Coventry Gallery and Tin Sheds.

McIntyre had a great passion for teaching and writing. From the mid1970s to the late 1980s he regularly contributed art criticism to publications such as The Australian, The Age and Art & Australia. This exhibition at Eva Breuer Art Dealer coincides with the June 2011 issue of Art & Australia, which features an essay by Daniel Mudie Cunningham assessing McIntyre’s experiences abroad during his residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts.

As singular as his vision was, McIntyre was very much influenced by Picasso, and Australian peers such as Robert Klippel, John Olson, George Finey and David Strachan. During the 1970s and 80s, critics such as Elwyn Lynn and Nancy Borlase regularly championed his work. Educated at the National Art School (1963-66) McIntyre exhibited his illustrations, collages and paintings at many galleries nationwide including Holdsworth Galleries, Mori Gallery, Hogarth Galleries, Tolarno Galleries, Coventry Gallery and Tin Sheds.

James Mollison, former director of the National Gallery of Australia and National Gallery of Victoria has said that ‘McIntyre absorbed everything that Sydney had to offer over the past 40 years’ and was ‘heir of a long line of Sydney painters, people from Ian Fairweather through John Olsen’.

McIntyre is widely represented in Australian public gallery collections including: Art Gallery of New South Wales, National Gallery Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, Queensland Art Gallery, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Kedumba Collection, along with many university, regional gallery and corporate collections in Australia.

Recollections of a Blue Mountains Childhood (an aerial perspective)
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Acquired by the judge, James Gleeson, AO, from the 1993 Award.
 
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Trekkers in the Blue Mountains Go Where No Others Dare
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Gift of the artist in 1997, in recognition of Mrs Thomson of Katoomba.
 
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