John Peart, Figures and Grounds 1 (1989) 5/20, Monotype, image size 40 x 60cm
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JOHN PEART arrived in Sydney in 1964 from Brisbane. Very soon he was recognised as a leading non-figurative artist within Australia and has been included in numerous definitive exhibitions. His work is in the Australian National Gallery, all State Galleries and numerous other collections. Peart has successfully been a finalist in the Sulman Prize and the Archibald Portrait Prize and in the Wynne Prize seven times, winning in 1997.
Over the last forty years, national, state and regional institutions, along with both corporate and private collectors, have acquired his work.
Peart's reputation has been reinforced by the numerous art awards and grants he has received over the years. Peart's recent works reflect his continuing passion for experimentation.