Robert MacPherson (1937-.) Australia

Biographical Information

Born in Brisbane in 1937, Robert MacPherson is an abstract painter and sculptor.

He began painting in 1958, inspired by the American Abstract Expressionism, he began his artistic career by experimenting with colour field painting. He first exhibited his work in 1973 and has exhibited regularly since then throughout Australia. His practice operates in the spaces between language and image, high and low art, the sacred and profane.

He has since exhibited in most of the eastern state capital cities. McPherson's work is represented in the Australian National Gallery, most state galleries, and regional and institutional collections. Edit or add to this biography

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Acrylic and enamel on canvas 19 units, 176 x 10 cm each
Contemporary Art, Christies, Melbourne.
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 Total number soldNumber with imagesHighest priceRecent average price*
Paintings2823A$70,500 A$16,923
Works on Paper63A$3,450 N/A
Photographs11A$2,640 N/A
Objects20A$1,725 N/A

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