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Charles Blackman (B.1928)         

Biography: Charles Blackman is a major Australian artist, one of the leading Australian painters of the late 20th century that attracted international recognition. Blackman won many Art 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. In 2006 Blackman painting 'Alice's Journey' sold for $1,02 million, one of dozens of paintings from Blackman's 1950's series inspired by Lewis Carroll's story 'Alice in Wonderland' Helena Rubinstein Traveling art Scholarship Award 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 & 1965),  Jack Carington Smith (1966).

 

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Charles Blackman
Alice Tea Party 1962
Oil Charcoal on board
Framed Size: 160 cm x 180 cm

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Charles Blackman
House with The Red Roof 1972
Oil on Canvas
Framed Size: 160 x 140 cm

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Charles Blackman
Trees
1972
Oil on canvas
82 x 102 cm
 

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Charles Blackman
Girl with Flowers circa c.1980
Oil Charcoal on board
Image Size: 75 cm x 99 cm

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Charles Blackman
Girl
1968
Pen and
Ink
Image Size:
 53 cm x 76 cm

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Charles Blackman
Girl by the Window with Flowers c.1960
P
astel on Board

Framed Size: 96 x 120 cm

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

Charles Blackman
Crack Up 1973
Oil on Canvas
Image: 91 cm x 96 cm

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Charles Blackman
Girl and Cat 1969
Oil on Canvas
Image: 91 cm x 96 cm

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Charles Blackman
Butterfly C.19
73
oil on board

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Charles Blackman
Cats and Dogs C.1972
Oil on Canvas
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Charles Blackman
Girls by the Window

Oil and Mixed Media
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Charles Blackman
Floating Figure C.19
72
oil on canvas

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

Charles Blackman
School Girl 1952
Charcoal on paper
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Charles Blackman
Schoolgirls and family
charcoal on canvas, 100.5 x 150cm
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Charles Blackman
Figure circa 1972
 oil on canvas
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Charles Blackman
Two Girls  with flowers
charcoal mixed media
86 x 95 cm
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Charles Blackman
Girls in the Boat 1972
47.5 x 38.5 cm

charcoal
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Charles Blackman
Girl  Circa 1973
 charcoal
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Charles Blackman
Dinner 1973
Pen and ink

Image:
50 x 65 cm

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Charles Blackman
Lovers Circa 1972
27.9 x 49.8cm
Charcoal on paper 
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Charles Blackman
Girl and Cat
charcoal on canvas

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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 c.1980

Oil Charcoal on board

Signed lower left: BLACKMAN

Image Size: 75 cm x 99 cm
Framed size: 120 cm x 140 cm

Price (framed): $33,000  Buy Now  Enquire

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Nude Circa 1968

Charles Blackman born 1928

Girl Sitting circa 1968

 

Pen and ink on paper

 

Signed lower right

 

 Image Size: 52.7 x 75.9 cm

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Women shaped Blackman life and he 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: $68,000  Buy Now  Enquire

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Charles Blackman understood the vital issues of love and family. Blackman ‘Family House with the Red Roof’ circa 1972-73 offers comfort, warmth, privacy and reassurance as well as family 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

Girl by the Window with Vase of Flowers (circa 1960)

 

Pastel and mixed media on Board

 

Image Size:  72 cm x 97.5 cm
Framed Size: 96 cm x 120 cm

 

Signed lower left: BLACKMAN

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 Girl and Cat 1969

Charles Blackman

 Girl and Cat also known as 'Barbara 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 1969 is a museum quality painting from the period of Blackman artistic acclaim following Helena Rubinstein Scholarship Art Award. The painting conveys the important international art movement Pop-Art. Only few internationally renowned Australian artists embraced the worldwide (Andy Warhol)  Pop-Art movement as Blackman did, who lived in London (1961-66).

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Charles Blackman married Barbara Patterson a model, writer and a poet in 1951, they both adore cats, so cats often found a way to his paintings. Blackman grew up in feminine atmosphere with mother and three sisters whose dreams, emotions and images become part of his conscience.  "Girl and Cat' is Barbara Blackman nee Patterson.

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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

An important, museum-quality work of art from the period of Blackman international acclaim, following his victory at the Helena Rubinstein Scholarship Art Award in London (1960) that facilitated Blackman international recognition. The painting conveys the important international art movement Pop-Art and is illustrated in Blackman 'The Lost Domains' (page 128).

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The Crack Up 1973 directly relates to an important international art movement Pop-Art. In Crack-Up painting Blackman portrays a 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 writers and his wife Zelda were good friends with the Blackman’s. 

Charles 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

Oil charcoal on Board

 Signed lower left: Blackman London 1962

Image Size: 135 cm x 150 cm
Framed
gold-leaf Size: 160 cm x 180 cm

Alice Tea Party (1962) is a museum-quality, one of Blackman masterworks from the period of the artist international acclaim following the Helena Rubinstein Scholarship Art Award. The painting is verified by Sotheby's Australia accompanied by Sotheby's Certificate signed by the artist. Charles Blackman is one of the most renowned living Australian artists. One of Blackman paintings Alice Journey from the famous Alice in Wonderland series 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. It is only one of few original paintings that has returned from London 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.

The 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 & 1965),  Jack Carington Smith (1966).

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VIDEO-1 (youtube): 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 and 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 (YouTube): Charles Blackman Retrospective Exhibition in Galeria Aniela comprise works from 1946 to 1999 with Walter Granek the Blackman Trust Curator .

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