Bob Marchant

b. 1938

Bob Marchant was born and raised in the Wimmera district of country Victoria. His experiences during these early, formative years in the Australian outback are often depicted in his paintings. Bob studied at the Royal Melbourne Technical Collage (now known as RMIT), however he only began painting full-time at the age of forty when he returned to Australia after living in London for almost twenty years. Bob burst onto the Australian art scene, winning two consecutive Sulman Prizes in 1988 and 1989, and the Mosman Art Prize in 1992. Bob has had solo exhibitions in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, France and the USA, and his work is represented in both private and public collections, nationally and internationally. Bob now lives with his wife Inger at their studio in Bundeena, a small town in The Royal National Park, which provides inspiration from the surrounding flora and fauna.