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Charles Blackman

Charles Blackman was born in Sydney in 1928. At 15 he was working at the Sydney Sun as a press artist and as a young man he had sporadic training at East Sydney Technical College. In the late 40’s he moved to Melbourne where he married Barbara Patterson and received the patronage of John Reed who drew the attention of art critics to his work. During the late 1950’s his success on both the national and international art scene became assured and he is now recognized as one of Australia’s most important and celebrated contemporary artists.