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Bibliographical Information Born 1938, Dimboola, Victoria. 1954-58, Studied Art at RMIT, Melbourne. 1960-80, Travelled to Europe, worked in London as a graphic designer & art director. 1981 Returned to Australia to live in Sydney and began to paint full time.

Marchant's paintings are mainly figurative depicting people in the Australian landscape. Early subjects include his memories of growing up in the Wimmera, a farming area of Victoria.

His paintings came to prominence in 1988 when Margaret Olley judged him the winner of The Sulman Prize at The Art Gallery of NSW. More success followed when John Olsen again awarded him his second Sulman Prize in 1989.

Other prizes include The Mosman Art Prize and The Banjo Patterson Prize. In 1996 his series of 14 paintings titled 'The Drovers Boy' was selected to tour regional galleries and was featured on TV in the ABC Review Program.

Bob regularly exhibits in Sydney and has had shows in Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth. Solo exhibitions abroad include Los Angeles, Honolulu and France.

In 2001 he completed a large painting commissioned by The Australian War Museum in Canberra to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Museum opening. Other commissions include two large paintings for the foyer of The Australian Embassy in Tokyo.

Bob now lives in Bundeena in The Royal National Park, one hours drive from Sydney, where he shares a studio with his wife, ceramic artist, Inger Marchant.

SOLO EXHIBITONS

2013 - Red Earth Series, Australian Galleries Sydney

2012 - The Drovers Boy, Hugh Sawrey Gallery, Longreach, QLD 2008 - The First 70 Years, Australian Galleries, Sydney 2005 - Maunsell Wicks Gallery, Sydney - Dickerson Gallery, Melbourne 2004 - The Drovers Boy Series, Hazlehurst Regional Gallery, Sydney - Maunsell Wicks Gallery, Sydney 2002-03 - Galerie Aalders, La Garde Freinet, France 2001 - Australian Galleries, Sydney 1998-99 - Australian Galleries, Sydney 1997 - Michael Nagy Fine Art Gallery, Melbourne 1996 - Australian Galleries, Melbourne 1995 - Regional Galleries Travelling Exhibition - The Drovers Boy Series, Sponsor Gallery - Broken Hill City Gallery 1992-93 - Moross Studio Gallery, Los Angeles, USA 1992 - Mulgara Gallery, Sheraton Hotel, Uluru - Australian Naïve Gallery, Sydney - Greenhill Gallery, Adelaide 1991 - Holdsworth Gallery, Sydney - Merrill Chase Galleries, Honolulu, USA - Green Hill Gallery, Perth 1998-90 - The Moore Park Gallery, Sydney 1985 - Boronia House, Sydney


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