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FRED CRESS Australia 1938 - 2009
Born in India in 1938, Fred Cress attended art school at the Birmingham College of Art from 1954-1959. After undergoing a rigorous art program that stressed the traditional aspects of drawing and composition, Cress migrated to Australia as an art teacher where he later became one of the country’s most influential abstract painters for more than two decades. By the 1980s, Cress made a radical shift from abstraction to figurative work through an inner desire to create representational images.
From this, Cress began to depict
the emotions that inherently coincide with the human condition. These allegorical, tragicomic scenes encompass the images that are seen in his work today.
Fred CRESS Australia
Etching, Bon à Tirer
285 x 215 image size
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