Douglas Purnell (1946-.) Australia

Biographical Information

Douglas Purnell OAM was born in Sydney in 1946 and is an artist, author and theologian.

He has worked in the studio of David Mercy in Melbourne and studied with Thomas George in Princeton who has become a lifelong mentor. he completed a doctorate that involved creating a series of paintings to be placed in a church space.

For the years 2007-11 he curated a Stations of the Cross exhibition at St Ives Uniting Church, inviting leading Australian artists to create contemporary stations.

His most recent solo show, "The Land is Me", was at McGlade Gallery, Australian Catholic University, Strathfield NSW in October 2010.

He has had three residencies at the Centre for Arts and Religion in Washington DC in the USA where he has exhibited his work. He has also had residencies in Boston and Canberra.

He is a director of the Blake Society. His work is in the collections of institutions in Australia and the USA.

He has lived in Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.

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Fishing from the Rocks
Watercolour, 53 x 82 cm
Australian & European Paintings, Watercolours and Prints, Mason Gray, Sydney.
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Other works sold by this artist

'On the Swan,' 1987
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'On the Swan,' 1987
Oil on canvas, 91 x 102 cm
Australian & International Art , Davidson Auctions, Sydney.
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'Peppermint Grove,' 1987
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'Peppermint Grove,' 1987
Oil on canvas, 76 x 91 cm
Australian & International Art , Davidson Auctions, Sydney.
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