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About the exhibition
Brett Whiteley's solo exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales "Drawing is everything". The exhibition includes both early and well-known works of the painter, which brought him international recognition.

Brett Whiteley is one of Australia’s most famous artists. He won the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman awards several times. He worked in painting, sculpture and graphics, best known for his sensual and lyrical paintings of interiors, nudes and landscapes.

Brett Whiteley was born in 1939 in Sydney. He started working as a commercial artist in an advertising agency’s studio, and studied drawing at the Julian Ashton School of Art. In 1959 he was awarded a scholarship by the Italian government. The artist remained in Europe over the next decade, regularly displaying his work at group exhibitions in London, Paris, Amsterdam and Berlin. He returned to Sydney at the end of 1969. His works have become very popular among collectors, especially large-scale, brightly painted interiors and landscapes. Whiteley died in 1992, and his last studio and home has now become a museum, run by the New South Wales Art Gallery.
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