Brett Whiteley

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Birthday
7, 1939
Birthplace
Australia
Death Date
Jun 15, 1992 (53)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
7, 1939
Birthplace
Australia
Death Date
Jun 15, 1992 (53)

About

Avant-garde artist known for his portraits, landscape paintings, and unique sculptures. His "Head of Christie" represented his 1964 fascination with murderer John Christie.

Before Fame

He took art classes as a teenager and completed his first major work, "The Soup Kitchen," in 1958.

Trivia

He was a two-time recipient of the Archibald Prize, an honor awarded to Australian portrait painters. He also won the Wynne and Sulman prizes twice.

Family Life

He married Wendy Julius in 1962.

Associated With

He was a contemporary of American artist Roy Lichtenstein.