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Andrew Sibley, painter, Sydney

1960
David Potts

gelatin silver photograph on paper (sheet: 40.2 cm x 30.2 cm, image: 33.6 cm x 27.3 cm)

Andrew Sibley (1933-2012) was a painter and teacher who arrived in Australia from England in 1948, having studied at the Gravesend School of Art. Associated with Jon Molvig from 1958 to 1963, he moved to Melbourne in 1966 and held annual exhibitions there for more than thirty years. From 1966 to 1990 he was lecturer in Fine Arts at RMIT, then Head of Painting in the Monash University Faculty of Art and Design. Sibley's work is represented in most major Australian galleries, and is the subject of a 1993 monograph by the Canberra-based art historian Sasha Grishin.

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2001
© Estate of David Potts

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Artist and subject

David Potts (age 34 in 1960)

Andrew Sibley (age 27 in 1960)

Subject professions

Visual arts and crafts

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