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Halo: Clement Meadmore, 2001 (printed 2019)

Peter Hyatt

inkjet print (sheet: 71.0 cm x 107.7 cm, image: 66.0 cm x 100.0 cm)

Clement Meadmore (b. 1929), sculptor, was born in Melbourne and studied aeronautical engineering and industrial design at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. Before completing his studies he left the Institute to work as an industrial designer, creating furniture known for its simple and open structure while sculpting in his free time. After extensive travel in Europe in 1953 he produced his first commercial sculptures, which included large abstract pieces influenced by the monoliths of Stonehenge. In 1963, unable to make a living from his work in Australia, he relocated to New York, where he has lived and worked ever since, apart from a year-long return to Australia to work as photo editor for Vogue magazine. One of Meadmore's colossal sculptures stands in the Sculpture Garden of the National Gallery of Australia.

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2019

Accession number: 2019.33

Currently not on display

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Artist and subject

Peter Hyatt

Clement Meadmore (age 72 in 2001)

Subject professions

Visual arts and crafts

Related portraits

1. Clement Meadmore, c. 1978. All Lewis Morley.
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