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Ken Done is an Australian artist born in 1940.

Ken dropped out at the age of 14 to join the National Art School in Sydney. After several years of study, he succeeded and became an artistic director and designer in New York, London and Sydney.

He had his first solo exhibition in 1980, but he has already participated in several other exhibitions in Australia, Europe, Japan and the United States. Today, and for several years, he devotes himself to painting.

His paintings are colorful and in them, the viewer can appreciate the view of the artist's studio in Sydney: the sea and the garden. He paints extremely quickly as this allows him to capture the constant changes in light.

Ken Done draws his inspiration from his immediate environment, whether for his patterns or his colors. The artist likes to capture exotic nature scenes.

In 2022, Ken Done was awarded the Australian Fashion Laureate Lifetime Achievement Award, "which celebrates individuals who have, over time, made a significant contribution to the growth and development of the Australian fashion industry".

Major projects in his diverse career include the painting of a BMW car and the entire decoration of the Garden Restaurant at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney. In 1994, a major retrospective of Ken Done's work, "Ken Done, the art of Design", was organized by the Powerhouse Museum. In 1999, Ken Done was invited to create a series of works for the programs for the opening and closing ceremonies of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.

The artist's first European exhibition was held in Paris in 1996 and was very well received. In 2000, Ken Done's art was successfully presented in Los Angeles and London. Ken Done lives and works in Sydney.

In 2016, Ken Done launched his book "KEN DONE, A Life colored in" and dedicated it to his family, with love forever.

Ken Done had the privilege of serving as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for over 30 years.

His favorite subjects are Sydney, the harbour, the opera house and the bridge which he likes to paint in the Chinamans Beach cabin. He also likes to paint the coral reefs that he discovers with his underwater camera, the frangipani and nasturtium flowers, all the sailboats, beaches and palm trees - and of course, always his DOG.

Living by the Sea reflects the artist's affinity with the sea and coastal life, whether it be his garden, Chinamans Beach, or iconic Sydney Harbour. The exterior painting is executed with deliberate speed, the immediacy embracing the ever-changing light of Australia's east coast.


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All artworks of Ken Done
Print, Bungle Bungle, Ken Done

Bungle Bungle

Ken Done

Print - 24 x 37 x 1 cm Print - 9.4 x 14.6 x 0.4 inch

£450

Painting, Looking past the Magnolia Tree, Ken Done

Looking past the Magnolia Tree

Ken Done

Painting - 121 x 91 x 2 cm Painting - 47.6 x 35.8 x 0.8 inch

£10,000

Print, Lemons and Clouds, Ken Done

Lemons and Clouds

Ken Done

Print - 87 x 66 cm Print - 34.3 x 26 inch

£550

Print, Nasturtium 2, Ken Done

Nasturtium 2

Ken Done

Print - 54 x 42 x 2 cm Print - 21.3 x 16.5 x 0.8 inch

£450

Print, Nasturtium, Ken Done

Nasturtium

Ken Done

Print - 90 x 66 cm Print - 35.4 x 26 inch

£500

Print, Pansies, Ken Done

Pansies

Ken Done

Print - 90 x 66 cm Print - 35.4 x 26 inch

£550

Print, Saturday Sailing, Ken Done

Saturday Sailing

Ken Done

Print - 60 x 44.5 cm Print - 23.6 x 17.5 inch

£350

Print, Uluru, Ken Done

Uluru

Ken Done

Print - 40 x 51 cm Print - 15.7 x 20.1 inch

£330

Print, Walking on Lake Eyre, Ken Done

Walking on Lake Eyre

Ken Done

Print - 40 x 51 cm Print - 15.7 x 20.1 inch

£330

Print, Birds in the Garden, Ken Done

Birds in the Garden

Ken Done

Print - 66 x 90 cm Print - 26 x 35.4 inch

£600

Print, Lemons and Clouds, Ken Done

Lemons and Clouds

Ken Done

Print - 87 x 66 cm Print - 34.3 x 26 inch

£550

Print, Frangipani, Ken Done

Frangipani

Ken Done

Print - 90 x 66 cm Print - 35.4 x 26 inch

£550

Print, Lemons and Clouds, Ken Done

Lemons and Clouds

Ken Done

Print - 90 x 66 cm Print - 35.4 x 26 inch

£500

Print, Yellow, blue and red Sails, Ken Done

Yellow, blue and red Sails

Ken Done

Print - 44.5 x 60 cm Print - 17.5 x 23.6 inch

£350

Print, Beach and Sailing, Ken Done

Beach and Sailing

Ken Done

Print - 60 x 44.5 cm Print - 23.6 x 17.5 inch

£300

Print, Sydney Harbour, blue, Ken Done

Sydney Harbour, blue

Ken Done

Print - 45 x 60 cm Print - 17.7 x 23.6 inch

£300

Print, Aquarium, Ken Done

Aquarium

Ken Done

Print - 50 x 70 cm Print - 19.7 x 27.6 inch

£350

Print, Summer from the Veranda, Ken Done

Summer from the Veranda

Ken Done

Print - 52 x 72 cm Print - 20.5 x 28.3 inch

£400

Print, Magenta Nude, Ken Done

Magenta Nude

Ken Done

Print - 44.5 x 60 cm Print - 17.5 x 23.6 inch

£300

Print, Uluru, Ken Done

Uluru

Ken Done

Print - 44.5 x 60 cm Print - 17.5 x 23.6 inch

Sold

Painting, Pink Reef, Ken Done

Pink Reef

Ken Done

Painting - 57 x 76 cm Painting - 22.4 x 29.9 inch

Sold

Painting, Toberua blue Chair, Ken Done

Toberua blue Chair

Ken Done

Painting - 61 x 70 cm Painting - 24 x 27.6 inch

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Painting, Figures on a striped Towel, Ken Done

Figures on a striped Towel

Ken Done

Painting - 60 x 76 x 5 cm Painting - 23.6 x 29.9 x 2 inch

Sold

Painting, Pink Hibiscus from the Cabin, Ken Done

Pink Hibiscus from the Cabin

Ken Done

Painting - 53 x 69 x 5 cm Painting - 20.9 x 27.2 x 2 inch

Sold

Painting, Model Sleeping Toberua, Ken Done

Model Sleeping Toberua

Ken Done

Painting - 47 x 58 x 1 cm Painting - 18.5 x 22.8 x 0.4 inch

Sold

Print, Sydney Harbour, spotted Opera House, black Sky, Ken Done

Sydney Harbour, spotted Opera House, black Sky

Ken Done

Print - 44.5 x 60 cm Print - 17.5 x 23.6 inch

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What is Ken Done’s artistic movement?

The artistic movements of the artists are: Colorful Minimalist Patterns

When was Ken Done born?

The year of birth of the artist is: 1940