Brian Dunlop

b. 1938 — 2009

Brian Dunlop was one of Australia’s most recognisable realist painters of the late 20th century. His works depicted interior scenes, often with lone figures adding a suggestive narrative to his works. Dunlop travelled extensively through Southern Europe and was mentored by Justin O’Brien, which contributed to the classical influence on his still life and portrait compositions. Commencing in 1963, he exhibited throughout Australia, completing several significant portrait commissions including HM Queen Elizabeth II in 1984. Dunlop was awarded the Sulman Prize in 1980. Monographs of his work were published in 1984 and 1990. Brian Dunlop’s work is held by the National Gallery of Australia, the National Portrait Gallery and all state galleries.

PAST EXHIBITIONS

2017

In Blog

Print-Making in the Collection – Gippsland Art Gallery

Image above: Publication cover detail,  featuring Wayne Viney  Clearing storm  2000  monotype on paper  17.5 x 17.4 cm A number …

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Mary Tonkin – ‘The Ranges / 3 Perspectives’ at Burrinja

Mary Tonkin’s landscape paintings will be featured in an upcoming exhibition The Ranges / 3 Perspectives at Burrinja alongside works by …

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John Wolseley – The National 2021: New Australian Art at MCA

John Wolseley is included in the current exhibition, The National 2021, at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney. The …

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