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BRUNO LETI     Australia 1941 -

Bruno Leti's contribution to Australian art and his technical virtuosity have been lauded by critics and scholars.  However, it is the emotive response that Bruno is able to elicit from the viewer which cements his strength across print-making, book-arts, painting and photography.  In a foreword to Sasha Grishin’s recent publication, ‘Bruno Leti: Portrait of a Printmaker’, Ron Radford remarks that Bruno is “a highly intuitive artist, responding to his environment with works that are imbued with luminosity and timelessness which. do not reflect the external circumstances of his life, but rather an internal spiritual growth”. Bruno’s oeuvre as a printmaker and painter overlap in some key areas - brushstroke, line, gesture, burning colour and an abstracted surface, enriching our appreciation for his control over these mediums. Bruno Leti was born in Italy and emigrated to Australia with his family as a child in 1952. In the late 1970s after art history studies at the University of Melbourne  he undertook a number of commissions for the Print Council of Australia and, preceding a residency at Grafica Uno in Milan in 1982, the artist studied under Tate Adams at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.  In 2001, he was awarded the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant (New York) and, in 2006, the State Library of Victoria Creative Fellowship.  Bruno’s work is represented in the collections of the National Gallery of Australia, all state galleries as well as, Parliament House, Artbank, BHP, Phillip Morris, Westpac, The Hirshhorn Museum in Washington and the Biblioteca Comunale in Milan amongst many others.

Bruno LETI Australia Sanctuary 1994 woodcut and chine-collé

Bruno LETI Australia

Sanctuary 1994

woodcut and chine-collé

edition 20

310 x 580 image size

$850

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