Born in Cooma, New South Wales in 1923, Balmain served in the armed forces during World War II. After the war he studied for a science degree at university but withdrew in 1947 to study art under Max Meldrum. He eventually established himself as a professional artist and teacher. His work is represented in provincial galleries in New South Wales and Victoria and also overseas. John Balmain died in 2000. Edit or add to this biography
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