Al Skaw (1951-.) Australia

Biographical Information

Al Skaw was born near the Czech border in Austria in 1951.

His youth was spent in Austria, France (where he began school) and Germany. In his late teens while attending art school in the USA he was conscripted into the United States military and served with Military Intelligence in Vietnam and Munich(?) Germany.

He did not return to the USA after his military service was completed but instead travelled the world, finally arriving in Sydney about 1973. He later moved to Tasmania where he established a reputation in the Australian art world. He lived there until his wife died unexpectedly about 2001 whereupon he left Australia for Canada.

Al Skaw has the reputation for being an intensely private man and now lives and paints in Quebec Canada. His paintings are collected world wide and are included in public collections including the Tasmanian State Portrait Gallery. Edit or add to this biography

Market Information

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Highest Price:
Tumbling in Sienna
Oil on linen, 167 x 91 cm
14th Sydney National Art Auction including The Rudy Komon Pictures, Bonhams & Goodman, Sydney.
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The Cardplayer
Oil on canvas, 112 x 76 cm
Lawsons, Sydney.
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The Card Player, 1993
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The Card Player, 1993
Oil on canvas, 134.5 x 99 cm
Fine Art, Lawsons, Sydney.
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