Jan Senbergs

Jan Senbergs

Last updated September 19, 2012


Born in Latvia in 1939 Jan Senbergs arrived in Australia in 1950 as Latvian refugee and when he disembarked at Princes Pier in Port Melbourne, Senbergs didn’t speak a word of English. He won many awards as a young artist and has had solo exhibitions since 1960.

In 1987 Jan was invited to journey to Antarctica with the Australian Antarctic Division aboard the Icebird for their annual re-supply of Australian bases there. This resulted in the 1988 exhibition of the Voyage Six- Antarctica series. Jan has been involved in many Artist in Residences and has lectured at Harvard for a short time.

He is represented in most State and Regional Galleries and received an Order of Australia in 2003 for his contribution to the arts.

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Acquired by the judge, Kevin Connor, from the 1991 Award.

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