Now available from Berkeley Editions – A collection of Charles Blackman’s iconic artworks from his ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and ‘School Girl’ Series.
Blackman’s symbolic-styled paintings feature recurring images of children, flowers and cats, and scenes inspired by Lewis Caroll’s Alice in Wonderland.
Regarded as one of the most original and significant figurative painters in Australian art, Charles Blackman’s Schoolgirl Series won him critical acclaim in the 1950s.
In 1953 he co-founded the Melbourne Contemporary Art Society and was one of seven artists responsible for the Antipodean Manifesto – protesting the dominance of the rising abstract expressionism movement.
In 1960 Charles won the Helena Rubenstein Scholarship which took him to London where he enjoyed notable success. Six years later he moved to Sydney and then to Paris after being awarded the atelier studio in the Cité des Artes, and ultimately, Paris became an eternal source of inspiration to him.
In 1977 Charles was awarded an OBE for services to Australian Art.
Berkeley Editions is proud to present four new editions of Charles Blackman’s iconic and collectable artworks.