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Andrew Sibley 1933-2015

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Andrew Sibley is recognized worldwide as one of Australia’s most celebrated 20th century artists. With a career spanning six decades, Sibley is considered a contemporary figurative and landscapes painter. Awards 1944 Gravesend School of Art Scholarship, 1962 Transfield Art Prize, 1969 Georges Prize, 1970 Gold Coast Art Prize, 1975 Dalby City Art Prize, 1996 Tattersall's Landscape Prize, 1998 Stanthorpe Aquisition Prize, 1998 Sulman entry Price, 2004 Finalist Dobell Prize & Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, 2015 City of Hobart Art Finalist Prize. Sibley work is held in worldwide collections including Australian National Portrait Gallery, Art Gallery of NSW, National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, Queensland Art Gallery, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Australian Embassy Washington, Art Gallery of South Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, Victorian Art Centre, Homes a Court.

Sibley work is highly desired Executive in Love sold for $41,400, Playground I $34,500, Musicians in Love $25,850, Killer in the Zoo $23,000, The Anonymous Saint $17,250 etc.

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Artist:  Andrew Sibley (1933-2015)

Title:  GO 1999 - an original painting - Mad Lovers Series

illustrated in 1999 Sibley exhibition catalogue  Signed and dated lower right: Sibley 99

Medium: Oil Enamel Paint on Canvas

Pablo Picasso, Hermann-Paul, Jackson Pollock enjoy using Enamel Paint as it dries to a hard finish. Hair cracks may appear in the enamel paint as natural aging-drying process as temperature and humidity change.
Condition Report:
Painting is in a good condition. Tiny almost invisible single hair crack to the paint and varnish on the paint surface at top outer corner of middle tree crown. Painting is stable. Upkeep can be executed by the artist. Both the artwork and the frame are stable and in good condition.

Image size: 72 cm x 65 cm 

Framed size: 102 cm x 95 cm

Price: $8,800  Enquire    price may change without a prior notice

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Executive in Love - Mad Lovers Series

Oil on canvas, signed and dated 97 lower right; inscribed with title on the reverse, Sotheby's, Fine Australian and International Paintings, Melbourne, Lot No. 9

$41,400

     

Playground I

Oil on canvas, signed and dated 1998 lower right, signed, dated and inscribed with title on the reverse, Sotheby's, Fine Australian and International Paintings and Australia, Sydney, Lot No. 5

$34,500

     

Musicians in Love - Mad Lovers Series

Oil on linen, signed and dated 'Sibley 2001' lower right; signed 'Sibley', dated and inscribed with title 'Sibley 2001, Musicians In Love, Mad Lovers Series' (on top stretcher bar), 91.5 x 101.5 cm, Christies, Australian and International Fine Art Melbourne, Lot No. 67

$25,850

     

My Place Five O'clock Swanston Street 1998

Synthetic polymer paint on canvas, inscribed on stretcher verso, , (Swanston St.) Andrew Sibley Entry Sulman Prize 1998, Deutscher~Menzies, Australian and International Paintings, Sculpture and Works on Paper, Melbourne, Lot No. 20

$25,300

     

Killer in the Zoo

Oil on canvas, signed and dated '90 lower left, inscribed with the title along lower edge and on the reverse, 77 x 90 cm, Sotheby's, Fine Australian, Aboriginal and International Paintings Melbourne, Lot No. 3

$23,000

     

The Anonymous Saint

Oil on linen, signed and dated 'Sibley 96' and inscribed with title lower left, Christies, Australian and International Paintings Melbourne, Lot No. 122

$17,250

     

The Feelgood Landscape

Oil on canvas, signed and dated 1996 lower right, Sotheby's, Fine Australian and International Paintings Melbourne, Lot No. 6

$16,800

     

The Sandpit 1986

Oil and enamel on canvas, signed and dated lower right: Sibley '86, Deutscher~Menzies, Australian Modern Masters 19th and 20th Century Fine Australian and International Art Melbourne, Lot No. 30

$16,100

The Typing Pool 1961

Oil and enamel on composition board, signed lower right: Sibley 61, Deutscher~Menzies, Important Australian Paintings 19th and 20th Century Fine Australian and International Art Melbourne, Lot No. 153

$15,275

     

Lovers on Terminal 1 (Mad Lovers Series)

Oil on canvas, signed and dated 'Sibley '99' lower right; signed, dated, titled and inscribed 'Lovers On Terminal One. Sibley '99. Mad Lovers Series' on stretcher bar, Christies, Australian & International Fine Art Sydney, Lot No. 127

$15,275

     

The Dance 1998

Oil and enamel on canvas, signed lower right: Sibley, dated lower left: 98, 99 cm x 92 cm, Deutscher~Menzies, Classics of Australian Art and 19th and 20th Century Fine Australian and International Art Melbourne, Lot No. 32

$12,925

     

The Growing Impatience of the High Rise Lovers (Mad Lovers Series)

Oil on canvas, signed, dated, titled and inscribed 'The Growing Impatience of High Rise Lovers. Sibley '99'/'Mad Lovers Series', 101cm x 90cm, Christies, Australian and International Fine Art Sydney, Lot No. 88

$11,750

     

The Little King

Oil on canvas, 96 x 101 cm, Christies, Australian & International Paintings, Melbourne, Lot No. 94

$11,750

 

   
 

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Andrew Sibley Biography

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Andrew Sibley is one of Australia’s most celebrated 20th century artists recognised worldwide. With a career spanning six decades, Andrew Sibley is considered a contemporary figurative and landscapes painter. Andrew Sibley applauded the freedom and revitalisation of his remarkable figurative path. English-born, Andrew Sibley was firmly an Australian artist.

AWARDS

In 1944, Sibley was awarded a scholarship to Gravesend School of Art (later the Medway School), where he studied with fellow students including English artist Peter Blake. He spoke of these strong early influencers on his life in an interview with Barbara Blackman recorded in 1984. In 1962 Andrew Sibley won Australia's richest art award, the £1000 Transfield Art Prize for his painting The Bathers. At the same time, the prominent Sydney gallerist Rudy Komon signed Sibley and he joined a stable of Australia’s best contemporary artists including Melburnians Fred Williams, Clifton Pugh, George Baldessin, John Brack, Leonard French and Jan Senbergs, Jon Molvig, John Olsen, and Robert Dickerson.

2015

Finalist - City of Hobart Art Prize

2004

Finalist - Dobell Prize

2004

Finalist - Doug Moran National Portrait Prize

1998 Sulman Price entry

1998

First Prize - Stanthorpe Aquisition Prize1998

1996

First Prize - Tattersall's Landscape Prize

1975

First Prize - Dalby City Art Prize

1970

First Prize - Gold Coast Art Prize

1969

First Prize - Georges Prize

1962

First Prize - Transfield Art Prize

1961 Toowoomba Chronicle Art Prize Sydney
1962 Transfield prize
1965 Winemakers prize (shared with Michael Shannon), ;
1967 Bathurst
1968 Georges Invitation, Melbourne
1969 Launceston (QVMAG purchase)
1969 Shepparton
1970 Gold Coast City (purchase)
Portrait of Artist Andrew Sibley, by Esther Erlich, The Library’s collection of portraits of Australians of national significance was enhanced recently by the acquisition of a portrait of the artist Andrew Sibley.1972 Townsville (purchase)
The Winemakers’ Prize (shared), Melbourne
Caltex-Warana Prize, Brisbane
Bathurst City Purchase Prize
Andrew Fairley Art Prize, Shepparton
Georges Invitation Award (shared) Melbourne
Gold Coast City Art Prize
Launceston Art Purchase
Townsville Pacific Festival Art Prize
Dalby Art Exhibition Prize
Tattersall’s Invitation Landscape Prize
Brisbane and Stanthorpe Arts Festival Acquisitive Award
Finalist in Dobell Prize and Doug Moran National Portrait Prize

 

COLLECTIONS

Andrew Sibley work is represented in all Australian national and state galleries, leading municipal, university and regional galleries, and private collections in Australia and abroad.

Photo: Artist Andrew Sibley - Andrew Sibley 1933- National Portrait Gallery, CanberraNational Gallery of Australia

Art Gallery of New South Wales

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane

Homes a Court Collection

Art Gallery of Western Australia

Art Gallery of South Australia

Art Bank Sydney

National Gallery of Victoria

Victorian Art Centre Melbourne

 

Early Life

Andrew Sibley was born at Adisham in Kent, England on 9 July 1933. When his family home was bombed in the London Blitz, Sibley was relocated to Sittingbourne then to Northfleet, both in Kent. 1948 Sibley family migrated to Australia.

1951 Andrew Sibley undertook National Service Training with the Royal Australian Navy after which he spent a short time working in Port Moresby in PNG before returning to Brisbane.

In 1950s Andrew Sibley began formal training as a painter in Brisbane and worked with some of the most famous Australian artists including Charles Blackman, Clifton Pugh, Jon Molvig and Ian Fairweather, and Roy Churcher they became the nuclei of two different art groups that enriched the local art milieu. Sibley became a key member of the so-called “Brisbane School” together with Molvig, Churcher and Ian Fairweather (Bribie Island).

1960 Andrew Sibley held his first solo exhibition at Rowes Arcade Gallery in Edward Street Brisbane. A key work that year, The Shire Hall (1960) is indicative of Sibley’s strong emerging style and use of colour.

1962 Sibley exhibited at the Whitechapel Gallery in London and was included in “Australian Painting Colonial, Impressionist, Contemporary” at the Tate Gallery, London.

1962 Andrew Sibley won Australia's richest art award, the £1000 Transfield Art Prize for his painting The Bathers. At the same time, the prominent Sydney gallerist Rudy Komon signed Sibley and he joined a stable of Australia’s best contemporary artists including Melburnians Fred Williams, Clifton Pugh, George Baldessin, John Brack, Leonard French and Jan Senbergs, Jon Molvig, John Olsen, and Robert Dickerson.

 

Exhibitions

Sibley’s exhibitions received strong attendances and critical acclaim while his work was bought by state galleries and private collectors. In subsequent years, he was regularly hung in the Archibald, Wynne and Blake prizes. It is notable that from 1960 to the end of his life, Sibley had more than 60 solo exhibitions to great commercial success.

Andrew Sibley was also noticed outside of Australia.

1963 Sibley was shortlisted in numerous prizes and was hung in “Australian Painting Today touring Europe”, and “Young Painters Biennale”, Paris. By the mid-1960s, Sibley’s paintings were being included in significant exhibitions in both Japan and the USA in Washington.

1967 Andrew Sibley met Irena Sibley (née Pauliukonis) and followed her to Sydney, where they were married. The Sibleys made their home in Melbourne.

1967-1987 Andrew Sibley was a significant art educator and a Senior Lecturer at RMIT University and Head of Painting at Monash University from 1990-1999.

A perfectionist, one of Sibley’s biographers recounts that Andrew Sibley once destroyed about ten years’ of work.

Literature: David Thomas in Andrew Sibley: An Epic of the Everyman, Sibley followed his own

1970 Andrew Sibley work included in an exhibition titled "Miniaturen '70 International" in West Germany.

1972 Andrew Sibley undertook a residency in Berlin. Sibley’s connection to Germany continued throughout his life with two more shows in the mid-1970s.

In the mid-1980’s Andrew Sibley had numerous exhibitions in Cologne

2017 Andrew Sibley was awarded a retrospective of his work that was held in Berlin.

Most significantly artists such as Max Beckman, Paul Klee, Edmund Munch, Francis Bacon directly influenced him; Sibley’s affinity with German and European Art was based on more than just his exhibiting there. These artistic remained a key part of his work throughout Andrew Sibley highly successful career.

2015 Sibley suffered a fall though in his final months in care, Sibley began to sketch again and some of these works, made with pen on paper, were amongst his last shown during his life. Andrew Sibley died in Melbourne on 3 September 2015.

Sibley’s work is represented in all the major institutional collections in Australia including National Galleries of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, Art Gallery of NSW, Queensland Art Gallery, Art Gallery of SA, Parliament House Canberra, Australian National Portrait Gallery, Tarrawarra Museum of Art, and all regional galleries throughout Australia.

Andrew Sibley work is held in significant collections in Asia, Europe and the United States including the Australian Embassy Collection Washington USA.

 

A dedicated figurative painter for most of his life, Andrew Sibley career spanned more than six decades, the popularity of Sibley's work among the country's art establishment fluctuated despite critical acclaim both here and overseas.

This was especially true during the 1970s as he eschewed a trend towards a more nationalistic style of expressionism in favour of a European-influenced aesthetic.

Andrew Sibley was a renowned as artist, notable in the Archibald Prize. Sibley work is the subject of a 1993 monograph by the Canberra-based art historian Sasha Grishin.

Andrew Sibley work is represented in all Australian national and state galleries, leading municipal, university and regional galleries, and private collections in Australia and abroad including

Parliament House and Australian National Regional galleries in Ballarat, Bendigo, Launceston, Mornington, Shapparton, Townsville and Australian Embassy in Washington, State libraries in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.

According to McCulloch’s Encyclopedia of Australian Art (St. Leonards, NSW: Allen & Unwin, 1994), Sibley’s work has remained distinctive for over 40 years of productive output.

Andrew Sibley has held annual exhibitions in Melbourne and has been the subject of a number of publications including Rodney Hall’s, Focus on Andrew Sibley (Brisbane: University of Queensland Press, 1968) and Sasha Grishin’s, Andrew Sibley (East Roseville, NSW: G & B Arts International; distributed by Craftsman House, 1993).

Sibley’s work is widely represented in Australian galleries and the State libraries of New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland.

acquisitions

The acquisition complemented the Library’s holdings of published works about Andrew Sibley and oral history recordings made in 1963 and 1984.

New England Regional Art Museum

Perc Tucker Regional Gallery

Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery

Newcastle Regional Art Gallery

National Library of Australia

Horsham Art Gallery

La Trobe Regional Gallery

Shepparton Art Gallery

Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery

Wollongong City Gallery

University Collections throughout Australia

Private Collections in Australia and abroad

Wagga Wagga Regional Art Gallery

Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery

Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery

Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

Hamilton Art Gallery

Gold Coast City Art Gallery

Art Gallery of Western Australia

National Portrait Gallery

Parliament House Collection

Art Gallery of South Australia

Queensland Art Gallery

National Gallery of Victoria

Art Gallery of New South Wales

Australian Embassy Collection, Washington

Tarrawarra Museum of Art

Broken Hill City Art Gallery

Geelong Gallery

Bathurst Regional Gallery

Ballarat Fine Art Gallery

Heidi Museum of Modern Art

Artbank

National Gallery of Australia

Andrew Sibley was a painter and teacher, he arrived in Australia from England in 1948, having studied at the Gravesend School of Art. Andrew Sibley was associated with Jon Molvig from 1958 to 1963. Andrew Sibley moved to Melbourne in 1966 and held annual exhibitions there for more than thirty years. From 1966 to 1990 Andrew Sibley lecturer in Fine Arts at RMIT a Head of Painting in the Monash University Faculty of Art and Design.

1933 Born Addisham, Kent, England
1944 - 1948 Studied at Gravesend School of Art
1948 Emigrated to Australia
1957 Began exhibiting nationally. Friendship with Jon Molvig.
   
1960 First solo exhibition.
1961 Included in Recent Australian Painting, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London.
  First exhibited in Archibald and Wynne Prize exhibitions.
1962 Australian Painting, Colonial, Impressionist, Contemporary, Tate Gallery, London.
  Awarded Transfield Art Prize.
1963 Australian Painting Today touring Europe, and Young Painters Biennale, Paris.
   
1964 Moved to Sydney.
1965 Moved to Melbourne, Young Australian Painters exhibition, touring Japan.
  Lecturer, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.
1968 Focus on Andrew Sibley by Rodney Hall, published by University of Queensland.
1972 Berliner Kunstler Programme, artist-in-residence, Berlin.
   
1993 Andrew Sibley: Art on the Fringe of Being by Sasha Grishin, published by Craftsman House, Sydney
1997-1999 Head of Painting, Faculty of Art & Design, Monash University, Caulfield Campus.
1999 Retired from teaching to paint full time.
   
1960 - 2005 Over 80 solo exhibitions throughout Australia (including three at Gomboc Gallery), in Germany and USA.
1961 - 2004 Awarded numerous art prizes including Toowoomba Chronicle Art Prize, Sydney; The Winemakers’ Prize (shared), Melbourne; Caltex-Warana Prize, Brisbane; Bathurst City Purchase Prize; Andrew Fairley Art Prize, Shepparton; Georges Invitation Award (shared) Melbourne; Gold Coast City Art Prize; Launceston Art Purchase; Townsville Pacific Festival Art Prize; Dalby Art Exhibition Prize; Tattersall’s Invitation Landscape Prize, Brisbane and Stanthorpe Arts Festival Acquisitive Award; Finalist in Dobell Prize and Doug Moran National Portrait Prize.

2015

Kick Gallery Melbourne Andrew Sibley Early Paintings Last Drawings

2015

Marina Bay Sands Singapore Art Stage Singapore 2015

2014

Melbourne Art Fair 2014 Carlton, The Royal Exhibition Building

2014
2014

The Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Precinct
Kick Gallery Collingwood, Melbourne

2013

Kick Gallery Collingwood, Melbourne Pivotal

2012

Kick Gallery Collingwood, Melbourne

 

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