It was through his father’s creative influence that Kitching’s love of art was founded, teaching him also how to work, construct and create with his hands. Mike Kitching left for Australia at 12 years of age. With no formal training, he won the Blake Prize in 1964 when he was 24 years old – the youngest artist to win the award (a title he held for over 50 years). He exhibited his work in Australia and abroad throughout the 1960’s. He won numerous art prizes, scholarships and awards for his sculptural work. He died in Sydney in 2019.
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