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Dale Hickey 2, March 1979

1979 (printed 2012)
Robert Rooney

inkjet print on paper (sheet: 24.0 cm x 35.2 cm, image: 20.0 cm x 30.5 cm)

Dale Hickey (b. 1937) studied design and illustration at Swinburne Technical College, Melbourne, between 1954 and 1957. For the next two years he worked as a graphic designer in industry and with ABC television. Having been selected for representation in The Field in 1968, he undertook further art study in the United States and Europe in 1971 and 1977. Senior lecturer in painting at the Phillip Institute (now RMIT) from 1973 to 1989, he has since painted full-time.

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012
© Estate of Robert Rooney

Artist and subject

Robert Rooney (age 42 in 1979)

Dale Hickey (age 42 in 1979)

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Visual arts and crafts

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

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