A Life in Art: Albert Tucker - Art Collector

Albert Tucker Extinction Express 1988 synthetic polymer paint on composition board 61 x 137 cm Heide Museum of Modern Art Gift of Barbara Tucker
2008

Featuring paintings from across his career, this exhibition traces aspects of Albert Tucker’s development as one of Australia’s most distinctive and important artists. Beginning with his fierce social commentaries set within 1940s wartime Melbourne, it presents key paintings from his subsequent travels in England, Europe and America where he further absorbed the transformative influences of modernism, together with several paintings exploring Australian landscape and myth. Portraying human drama and dissonant allegory in his images, Tucker was also driven by formal experimentation, as seen in his painted and photographic self-portraits— piercing images of self-observation that also reflect his stylistic progression over the decades.

Exhibition opens: 19 November 2016
Exhibition closes: 19 March 2017
Location: Heide Museum of Modern Art, 7 Templestowe Road, Bulleen VIC 3105
Contact: 03 9850 1500
Email: info@heide.com.au
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