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Charles Blackman (B.1928)         

Charles Blackman is a major Australian artist and one of the most important living Australian painters of the late 20th century that attracted international recognition. COLLECTIONS: National Gallery of Victoria (Melbourne), National Gallery of Victoria Charles Blackman: Alice in Wonderland, Macquarie University Macquarie University, National Gallery of Australia (Canberra), Art Gallery of New South Wales (Sydney, Museum of Contemporary Art (Sydney), Australian Centre for the Moving Image (Melbourne), Queensland Art Gallery (Brisbane) and many more important private and corporate as well as regional galleries and university collections.

Blackman painting 'Alice's Journey' sold for $1,02 million, one of dozens of paintings from Blackman's series of paintings inspired by Lewis Carroll's story 'Alice in Wonderland'.

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Charles Blackman
ENLARGE
Girl with Flowers
Pastels/Gouache

Framed size: 120 cm x 140 cm

Charles Blackman
ENLARGE Seated Girl by the Window 1960's
P
astels

Framed Size: 96 x 120 cm

Charles Blackman Alice's Journey sold for $1,02 million| The AGE, 21 Nov 2006


Charles Blackman
ENLARGE  Alice Tea Party 1962
Mixed Media on board
Framed Size: 160 cm x 180 cm

Charles Blackman
ENLARGE Nude on Knees 1968
Pen and
Ink
Framed Size:
 88 cm x 70 cm
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Charles Blackman
ENLARGE  Crack-Up 1973
Oil on Canvas

Framed size: 130 cm x 135 cm

Charles Blackman
ENLARGE  Girl and Cat 1969
Oil on Canvas
Framed size: 130 cm x 135 cm
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Charles Blackman
ENLARGE  House with Red Roof 1972
Oil on Canvas
Framed size: 160 cm x 140 cm 

Charles Blackman
House with Red Roof
Oil on Canvas
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Charles Blackman
Trees
1972
Oil on canvas, 82 x 102 cm
Price:  SOLD

Charles Blackman
Cats and Dogs C.1972
Oil on Canvas
Price: SOLD
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Charles Blackman
Two Girls  with flowers
charcoal, 86 x 95 cm
Price:  SOLD

Charles Blackman
Girl  Circa 1973
 charcoal
Price: SOLD

 Alice's Journey sold for $1,02 million The AGE 21 October  2006 Read the whole article


Charles Blackman
Floating Figure C.19
72
oil on canvas

Price: SOLD


Charles Blackman
Figure circa 1972
 oil on canvas
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Charles Blackman
Dinner 1973
Pen and ink, Image: 50 x 65 cm

Price: SOLD


Charles Blackman
Girls in the Boat 1972
47.5 x 38.5 cm,
charcoal
SOLD
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Charles Blackman
School Girl 1952
Charcoal on paper
Price:
SOLD

Charles Blackman
Schoolgirls and family
charcoal on canvas, 100.5 x 150cm
Price: SOLD
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Charles Blackman
Girl and Cat
charcoal on canvas

Price: SOLD

Charles Blackman
Lovers Circa 1972
27.9 x 49.8cm, Charcoal on paper 
Price: SOLD
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Charles Blackman
Butterfly C.19
73
O
il on Board
Price:
SOLD


Charles Blackman
Girls by the Window

Oil and Mixed Media
Price: SOLD

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$1,020,000

Charles Blackman, Alice's Journey, Tempera and oil on composition board 122x275cm Est: $700,000-900,000 Sotheby's Australia Australian and International Art Melbourne 21/11/2006 Lot No. 30

$823,159 (£356,500)

Charles Blackman, Alice Amongst Flowers, Oil on board 91.4 x 130.8cm Est: GBP160,000-240,000 Christies, Modern and Contemporary Australian Art, London, 12/12/2007 Lot No. 42

$720,000

Charles Blackman, The Game of Chess 1956, Tempera and oil on composition board, signed and dated 'Charles Blackman 1956' upper right 106.7 x 122 cm Est: $600,000-800,000, Bonhams-Goodman, Australian and International Fine Art Melbourne 24/11/2009 Lot No. 33

$720,000

 

Charles Blackman, Mad Hatter's Tea Party, Tempera and oil on composition board, signed Blackman 56 lower left; bears artist's name and title on reverse 105 x 121 cm, Est: $500,000-700,000 Sotheby's Australia, Important Australian Art Melbourne 05/05/2009 Lot No. 223

$648,000

Charles Blackman, The White Table cloth 1956, Tempera and oil on composition board, signed and dated 'Blackman 1956' lower left 119.3x135cm Est: $550,000-750,000, Sotheby's Australia Australian International Fine Art Sydney 31/08/2010 Lot No. 8

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Girl with Flowers

Charles Blackman
Girl with Flowers
Pastels/Gouache
Signed lower left
: BLACKMAN
Image Size: 75 cm x 99 cm
Framed size: 120 cm x 140 cm

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Nude Circa 1968
Charles Blackman
Nude on Knees circa 1968
Pen and ink on paper
Signed lower right

Image Size: 76 cm x 53 cm
Framed Size: 88 cm x 70 cm

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Blackman grew up in feminine atmosphere with mother and three sisters whose dreams, emotions and images become part of his conscience. Nude on Knees circa 1968 - Charles Blackman is at ease painting feminine subject's. His famous works of Zelda Fitzgerald, Schoolgirls series and Alice series. Joy Hester, said "The hand and the eye of the painter is what love is to a poet" thus Blackman's art has the infinite power and universal appeal, he is loved by all. "When I was young I thought there was a dream in the in between of finding and knowing, but the dream was eternity of torment of unknowing" says Blackman.

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House with Red Roof 1973
Charles Blackman born 1928
House with Red Roof 1973
Oil on canvas Signed lower left: BLACKMAN
Image size: 125 cm x 105 cm
Framed size: 160 cm x 140 cm 

Price: $69,500  ONO  Purchase

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NOTES: Charles Blackman understood the vital issues of love and family, the House with the Red Roof conveys comfort, warmth, privacy and reassurance and peace. The strong contrasts, the bite of black, the green leafed trees, a touch of blue and the red-roofed house with garden surrounding beckons calm family existence, the permanence and sense of belonging. During an interview Blackman say " When I was young I thought there was a dream in the in between of finding and knowing, but the dream was family and eternity of torment of unknowing"

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Girl by the window with flowers

Charles Blackman born 1928
Seated Girl by the Window with Flowers 1960-65
Pastels on Paper Board
 
Signed lower left: BLACKMAN
Image Size:  72 cm x 97.5 cm
Framed Size: 96 cm x 120 cm

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 Girl and Cat 1969
Charles Blackman
 Girl and Cat
Signed and Date lower left:  BLACKMAN 1969
Oil on Canvas
Image Size: 91 cm x 96 cm
Framed size: 130 cm x 135 cm

Girl and Cat painted 1969 is a museum-quality masterwork from the period of the artist highest artistic acclaim following the achievement of Helena Rubinstein Scholarship Art Award.

Charles Blackman and Barbara Patterson married in 1951. Girl in the painting, playing with a Cat, is Barbara Blackman nee Patterson (an artist's model).

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The Crack Up 1973
Charles Blackman
The Crack Up 1973
Oil on canvas
Signed and Date top left: BLACKMAN 73
Image Size:  91 cm x 96 cm
Framed size: 130 cm x 135 cm

The Crack Up 1973 is an important museum-quality masterwork illustrated in Blackman THE LOST DOMAINS book (p. 128), it is from the period of Blackman international high acclaim following his Helena Rubinstein Traveling Scholarship Art Award that insured Blackman international recognition.

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The Crack Up 1973 directly portrays the famous American writer Scott Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda. The black outline around two figures (Scott Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda) epitomizes a rare Australian tie to the global movement Pop-Art. Scott Fitzgerald regarded as one of the twentieth century's greatest writersCharles Blackman depicts Zelda in warm and happy tones yet, as she is peeled from the mind of her husband, almost as she was Fitzgerald own creation. Blackman portrays the troubled writer Scott Fitzgerald in dark chilly shades. Crack-Up is a superb painting and indeed a brilliant work of art. It is a razor sharp, but tender, exciting and emotionally moving painting opening feelings of the tormented writer, his passions and suffering. Australian artists, far from the rest of the world, seldom embodied a new significant international movements except for some internationally renowned Australian artists. Charles Blackman lived in London in the centre of international art 1961 to 1966 and was able to recognize and embrace the important worldwide art progress of Andy Warhol style identified as Pop-Art. Women shaped Charles Blackman life and he is at ease painting feminine subject's; famous Schoolgirls series, Alice series and works of Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald. The most famous Schoolgirls series conveys the sense of vulnerability that underpins much of Blackman work.  Blackman friend, Joy Hester, said "The hand and the eye of the painter is what love is to a poet" and so Blackman's art has the infinite power and universal appeal, he is loved by all.

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Alice Tea Party, London 1962
Charles Blackman
Alice Tea Party 1962
also known as 'Figure by the Window'

Mixed Media on Board
 Signed lower left: Blackman London 1962
Image Size: 135 cm x 150 cm
Framed Size: 160 cm x 180 cm

Alice Tea Party (1962) is a museum-quality masterwork, accompanied by Certificate of Authenticity from Sotheby's signed by the artist. The painting is from the period of the artist highest international acclaim following the Helena Rubinstein Scholarship Art Award in 1960.

Price: $89,900  ONO   Purchase

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Blackman Alice Journey sold for $1,02 million.

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'Alice Tea Party' painted 1962 is a rare masterwork from the period of Charles Blackman international acclaim. Only few original paintings returned from London to Australia after Charles Blackman won the prestigious Helena Rubinstein Travelling Art Scholarship Art Award (1960). The Award facilitated Blackman to attract the wide international recognition and worldwide success.

Charles Blackman is at ease with feminine subjects that he eloquently reveals in his famous Alice series and Schoolgirls series. 'Alice Tea Party 1962', painted in a dramatic juxtaposition of colour conveying the sense of vulnerability that underpins much of Blackman work. The artist pays attention to details with the subtle shades and intricate precision Blackman is achieving a powerful and a poignant painting with the sheer physical presence of much contemporary work.

Helena Rubinstein Travelling Art Scholarship was established in Australia In 1957.
A £300 annual
Rubinstein Prize was awarded for portraits by Australian artists.
Prize winners included
Frank Hodgkinson (1958)
Charles Blackman (1960)
William Boissevain (1961)
Margaret Olley (1962)
Vladas Meskenas (1963)
Judy Cassab (1964 and 1965)
Jack Carington Smith (1966)

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Charles Blackman Videos

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VIDEO: Charles Blackman Retrospective Exhibition in Galeria Aniela reviewed by the Blackman Trust Curator, Walter Granek comprised 80 paintings and works on paper from 1946 to 1999 - copyright

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Charles Blackman Biography 

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Charles Blackman Alice's Journey sold for $1,02 million was snapped up in frenetic bidding t Sotheby's, a record for a living Australian artist (The Age Melbourne, 21 Oct 2006). Alice's Journey is one of dozens of paintings from Blackman's 1950s series inspired by Lewis Carroll's story Alice in Wonderland.

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Charles Blackman, a major painter in Australian art of the post-war years is one of the most important and the best loved Australian artists. He is one of only a handful Australian artists whose work attracted international recognition. Blackman is one of two living Australian artist whose painting have sold over one million dollars.

His Alice's Journey, one of dozens of paintings from Blackman's 1950s series inspired by Lewis Carroll's story Alice in Wonderland, was snapped up in frenetic bidding at Sotheby's for $1.02 million, a record for a living Australian artist | The Age Melbourne | 21 Oct. 2006

Charles Blackman attracted international recognition after he won the Helena Rubenstein Art Award in 1960. Blackman was living in London from 1961-66. Even though Blackman has shown the sustaining power to originate a wide supply of superb images over a period of five decades though many of his early paintings were destroyed during the Melbourne fire except for some which live to tell the tale.

Blackman has exhibited frequently since and is known for his facility in drawing. In 1951 Blackman married a poet, Barbara Patterson, who was to become a lasting presence in his work. Blackman was a co-founder of the Melbourne Contemporary Art Society in 1953 and was one of seven Antipodeans responsible for the Antipodean Manifesto.

Antipodean Manifesto was a reaction against what they saw as the meteoric rise of abstract expressionism and non-figurative art in Australia and its intolerance of figurative painting. Blackman has won many awards throughout his career, including the Rowney prize for drawing in 1959, the Helena Rubenstein Scholarship in 1960, the Dyeson Endowment Award and the Crouch Prize. Blackman's work was included in the Whitechapel Open Exhibition in 1961 and Tate Gallery exhibitions of Australian Art 1962-63. A major retrospective, 'Schoolgirls and Angels' was organised in 1993 by the National Gallery of Victoria and was touring to Sydney, Brisbane and Perth.

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Charles Blackman haunting-enchanting images of women and girls, have an enduring appeal. Two significant themes in his work have been the Schoolgirl and Alice in Wonderland and the accentuation of his figure's eyes occur throughout Blackman's works with a pervasive sense of melancholy Alice paintings

In 1997 Blackman was awarded an OBE for his services to art. His work is held in all Australian state and most regional galleries, institutional and private collections. Blackman famous Alice paintings came about after listening to the classic Lewis Carroll book in taped form with his sight-impaired writer wife, Barbara. Being the inner and romantic painter Blackman is able to translate the inner world of childhood magic - the fairy tale, taking us to the world of fantasy and joy. His Alice paintings have universal appeal with her fantasy, romantic spirit, beauty and mystery.

Charles Blackman is one of those artists whose work remains compelling for a large audience like Nolan’s Ned Kelly, a fractured Picasso woman or a Salvatore Dali melting watch, Blackman’s Alice's and tea party, schoolgirls and lovers have become fixtures in the modern imagination. Blackman's fascination, discovery and understanding of the female charm and affection make up an important part of his creativity. Blackman uses mystery and magic to translate the world of emotions, a feeling of secret atmosphere, love, warmth and affection.

VIDEO: Charles Blackman Retrospective Exhibition in Galeria Aniela comprise artworks 1946 to 1999 with Walter Granek the Blackman Trust Curator .

Blackman Awards: (1956) Signatory to Antipodean Manifesto, (1958) Rowney prize, (1958) George Crouch Prize, (1960) Helena Rubinstein Scholarship Art Award, (1960) Wins prize A. Shore, The Age, (1960) George Crouch Prize, (1963) Georges Invitation Art Prize, (1997) awarded OBE for his service to art. Helena Rubinstein Traveling art Scholarship Award was established in Australia In 1957. An annual Rubinstein Prize was awarded for portraits by Australian artists. Prize winners: Frank Hodgkinson (1958), Charles Blackman (1960), William Boissevain (1961), Margaret Olley (1962), Vladas Meskenas (1963), Judy Cassab (1964 and 1965) and Jack Carington Smith (1966).

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