Clifton Pugh, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Clifton Pugh

Australian artist

Date of Birth: 17-Dec-1924

Place of Birth: Richmond, Victoria, Australia

Date of Death: 14-Oct-1990

Profession: painter

Nationality: Australia

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

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About Clifton Pugh

  • Clifton Ernest Pugh AO, (17 December 1924 – 14 October 1990) was an Australian artist and three-time winner of Australia's Archibald Prize.
  • He was strongly influenced by German Expressionism, and was known for his landscapes and portraiture.
  • Important early group exhibitions include The Antipodeans, the exhibition for which Bernard Smith drafted a manifesto in support of Australian figurative painting, an exhibition in which Arthur Boyd, David Boyd, John Brack, Robert Dickerson, John Perceval and Charles Blackman showed; a joint exhibition with Barry Humphries, in which the two responded to Dadaism; and Group of Four at the Victorian Artists Society Gallery with Pugh, John Howley, Don Laycock and Lawrence Daws.Pugh was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in 1985 for service to Australian Art.
  • In 1990 he was appointed as the Australian War Memorial's official artist at the 75th anniversary celebrations of the Gallipoli landing.

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