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Andrew Bonneau

Tasmanian-born Andrew Bonneau (b. 1981) lives and works in Cairns, Queensland. Graduating from the National Art School in 2003, he studied at the Charlie Sheard Studio School and the Julian Ashton Art School before developing his classical drawing and painting technique at the Grand Central Academy of New York, established in 2006 to provide ‘rigorous and thorough education in the classical and traditional arts’. Bonneau’s portraits, studies of the figure and still life paintings express various aspects of the European classical realist tradition. His works have been chosen for exhibition in the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, the Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize, the Percival Portrait Painting Prize, the Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award and, in 2017, the Archibald Prize. He has thrice been a finalist for the AME Bale Travelling Art Scholarship. Having been awarded the William Fletcher Foundation Rome Residency, he will spend three months of 2019 at the British School in Rome. He has exhibited in group and solo shows in Australia and internationally and his work is held in public and private collections around the world.
Updated 2018