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Tim Storrier

1980s
Max Dupain OBE

gelatin silver photograph on paper (sheet: 50.5 cm x 40.4 cm, image: 41.7 cm x 40.4 cm)

Tim Storrier AM (b. 1949), painter, studied at the National Art School from 1967 to 1969. In 1968 he became the youngest artist ever to win the Sulman Prize; and held his first solo exhibition at Australian Galleries, Melbourne in 1969. In the 1970s he went several times to paint in central and outback Australia, variously accompanying Grant Mudford and Wesley Stacey, John Olsen, Vincent Serventy and Stuart Purves. In 1983 he held his first solo exhibition in London, from which three works were purchased by MOMA New York. In 1984, when he won the Sulman again, he visited Egypt on commission from the West Australian businessman Sir Garrick Agnew; the exhibition Tickets to Egypt at AGNSW and AGWA resulted. A long-term resident of Bathurst, New South Wales, Storrier has been included in many group exhibitions and is represented in the National Gallery of Australia and the Art Gallery of New South Wales. The judges of the 2012 Archibald prize were split between awarding the prize to Tim Storrier or Jenny Sages, both of whom had painted self-portraits; ultimately, the prize went to Storrier for his Bosch-inspired work The histrionic wayfarer.

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Rex Dupain 2003
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
© Max Dupain/Copyright Agency, 2021

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Artist and subject

Max Dupain OBE (age 69 in 1980)

Tim Storrier (age 31 in 1980)

Subject professions

Visual arts and crafts

Donated by

Rex Dupain (15 portraits)

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