(1891 - 1974)
Ian Fairweather was active/lived in Australia. Ian Fairweather is known for painting and sculpture.
Biography Ian Fairweather
Ian Fairweather is one of Australia's most enigmatic and respected
artists - special rooms of his work are set aside in the Art Gallery of
New South Wales and Queensland Art Gallery. Fairweather's paintings are
also very keenly sought after and his paintings are rare as he
destroyed much of his work and many were lost through mildew, fire or
rodent damage - even an official touring retrospective in 1994,
organized by the prize-winning author Murray Bail for the Queensland Art
Gallery, could muster up only sixty-four paintings.
Fairweather's painting Composition in Orange and Yellow of
1963 comes from an important period in hLiterature
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Associate Professor Ken Wach
Dip. Art; T.T.T.C.; Fellowship RMIT; MA; PhD.
Former Head, School of Creative Arts
The University of Melbourne
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