Ben Quilty

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Birthday
1, 1973
Birthplace
Sydney, Australia
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
1, 1973 (age 45)
Birthplace
Sydney, Australia

About

Award-winning artist and social commentator turned Instagram star with over 30,000 followers and counting. Some of his credentials include winning the 2009 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, the 2011 Archibald Prize and the 2014 Prudential Eye Award.

Before Fame

He failed year 12 of art when he was 11 after being diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. He studied visual arts in painting at the University of Sydney and graduated in 1994.

Trivia

He went on to receive an honorary doctorate of creative arts from the University of Western Sydney.

Family Life

He was born and raised in Sydney, Australia.

Associated With

He and Margaret Olley are both award-winning Australian painters.