John Peart

John Peart

Last updated September 18, 2012


John Peart’s career as one of Australia’s most respected abstract artists has spanned more than 45 years. As a painter driven by experimentation, his oeuvre is varied. A continual evolution marks his work, rather than any fixed style. As Jo Frost writes: …it will surely be the remarkable run of individual masterpieces he has created, and those still to come, that will secure his place in the history of painting.’ (Artist Profile, issue 17, 2011).

His work has been included in major curated exhibitions including the seminal 1968 exhibition The Field at National Gallery of Victoria; Recent Australian Art at the Art Gallery of New South Wales (1973); Field to Figuration at the National Gallery of Victoria (1986) and numerous exhibitions of the Wynne Prize at the Art Gallery of NSW. He is a past winner of the prestigious Archibald Prize (1998) and twice winner of the Sulman Prize (1994, 2000). A survey exhibitions of his work toured Australia during 2004-06.

His work is represented in the public and private collections throughout Australia. Large paintings of this particular period have been acquired by the National Gallery of Australia, the National Gallery of Victoria, and the Art Gallery of NSW.

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Acquired by the Trustees from the 1997 Award.

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