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Schulim Krimper, 1968

Mark Strizic

gelatin silver photograph on paper (sheet: 24.0 cm x 16.3 cm, image: 24.0 cm x 16.3 cm)

Schulim Krimper (1893-1971), furniture designer and cabinetmaker, was born in the Austro-Hungarian province of Bukovina. The son of a rabbi, he served an apprenticeship as a cabinetmaker and lived briefly in Berlin before emigrating to Australia in August 1939. Settling in Melbourne, he opened a workshop in St Kilda, and rapidly established a reputation for the superb construction of his custom-made modern furniture. Credited with elevating his craft to the level of an art, he was the subject of several one-man exhibitions in his lifetime, and his work now figures in the permanent collections of several major Australian galleries, including the National Gallery of Australia, the Art Gallery of South Australia and the Powerhouse Museum. His woodwork adorns the chapel of St Mary's college at the University of Melbourne.

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2004

Accession number: 2004.181

Currently not on display

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Artist and subject

Mark Strizic (age 40 in 1968)

Schulim Krimper (age 75 in 1968)

Subject professions

Architecture, design and fashion

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Mark McManus as Will by Mark Strizic
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Mark McManus as Will by Mark Strizic

In and out of focus

Magazine article by Gael Newton, 2017

Gael Newton looks at Australian photography, film and the sixties through the novel lens of Mark Strizic.

Clifton Pugh and John Olsen, Dunmoochin, 1969 Mark Strizic
Clifton Pugh and John Olsen, Dunmoochin, 1969 Mark Strizic
Clifton Pugh and John Olsen, Dunmoochin, 1969 Mark Strizic
Clifton Pugh and John Olsen, Dunmoochin, 1969 Mark Strizic

Poet of the Fleeting Moment

Magazine article by Simon Elliott, 2004

Mark Strizic's work crosses a broad spectrum of photographic fields including urban, industrial, commercial, and architectural photography. 

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.