Ian Fairweather1891 - 1974 Boatman 1963
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Ian Fairweather took the theme of people as his recurring subject, sourcing inspiration from southeast Asian cultures, cubism, abstraction and Aboriginal art, to produce layered calligraphic compositions, often verging on the abstract.
His work was governed by a constant exploration and refinement of visual language that was almost a religious meditation on memory.
Painting, he observed in 1963, 'gives me the same kind of satisfaction that religion, I imagine, gives to some people.'
Source: Art Gallery of New South Wales
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