Ken Whisson

Ken Whisson

Last updated September 19, 2012

Biography

Born in Lilydale, Victoria in 1927. He studied painting at Swinburne Institute of Technology from 1944-45 and between1946-47 studied with Danila Vassilieff.

In 1954 and 56 Ken travelled to Europe, lived in England for a short time and then again in 1968 to 1970. During this time he travelled extensively. In 1976-77 Ken was he Artist in Residence at the Ballarat College of Advanced Education and in 1978 he moved to Perugia Italy.

He has had a great number of solo and group shows and is represented by most national and regional galleries of Australia and in many private and public collections.

Land and Water
Media type.
Acquired by the Trustees in 1996.
 
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