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Lived/Active: Australia/England      Known for: modernist figurative painting

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BIOGRAPHY for Charles Blackman
1928 (Sydney, Australia)

Self portrait - Nocturne (Self-Portrait), 1951-1952

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modernist figurative painting

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Charles Blackman, born 12 August 1928, is one of the best-known Australian artists, especially for the famous "Schoolgirl" and "Alice in Wonderland" series of the 1950s. His work is associated with dreamlike images tinged with mystery and foreboding. He was a member of the Antipodeans*, a group of Melbourne painters that also included Arthur Boyd, David Boyd, John Brack, Robert Dickerson, John Perceval and Clifton Pugh.

Blackman left school at age 13 and worked as an illustrator with the (showing 500 of 4509 characters).

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