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Philip Hunter, 2004

Julian Kingma

type C photograph (sheet: 79.0 cm x 60.0 cm, image: 70.0 cm x 56.91 cm)

Philip Hunter (1958-2017), painter, studied art in Melbourne before holding his first solo exhibition there in 1982. More than twenty solo shows, and many more group exhibitions followed. Restricting his palette to earth colours and white, he produced a body of large, layered, visually dense paintings in which, according to curator Peter Haynes, 'the viewer is an actual witness to the artist's processes, to the selection of motifs, forms, colours, rhythms, and textures which gives limits to those chaotic forces which have shaped the artist and the natural phenomena which are his source.' Hunter's works are held by the National Gallery of Australia and the National Gallery of Victoria as well as regional galleries and corporate collections.

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2006

Accession number: 2006.52

Currently not on display

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Artist and subject

Julian Kingma (age 36 in 2004)

Philip Hunter (age 46 in 2004)

Subject professions

Visual arts and crafts

Donated by

Julian Kingma (6 portraits)

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