B. 1895 — 1988
Lloyd Rees is one of Australia’s most revered landscape artists. He won the Wynne Prize twice, dedicating his practice to the effects of light, as well as the relationship between man and nature. Inspired by Europeans Jean-Baptiste and JW Turner, Rees oscillated between precision, impressionism and sombre visions. Both John Olsen and Brett Whiteley cite him as inspirations.
Rees won the Commonwealth Jubilee Art Prize in 1957, the John McCaughey Memorial Art Prize in 1971 and the International Cooperation Art Award. He was appointed a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George and Companion of the Order of Australia. For forty years he taught at Sydney University, and in 1988 was named of the Australian Bicentennial Authority’s 'Two hundred people who made Australia great'.
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