Guy Warren (1921) has exhibited regularly since 1955. Following war service with the AIF from 1941-46, Warren studied at the National Art School from 1947 to 1949 under the Commonwealth Rehabilitation Training Scheme and undertook further training in London during the 1950s. Warren is a recipient of the Archibald Prize (1985), the Medal of the Order of Australia (1999) and the Australia Medal (2013). Survey exhibitions of his work have been held at Newcastle Region Gallery (1977), Cairns Regional Art Gallery (2001), University of Wollongong (2002), and Mosman Art Gallery (2003-4). Warren is represented in the collections of National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; Parliament House Collection; Canberra; the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; the Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane; the Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide; the Art Gallery of Tasmania, Hobart; the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth; The British Museum, London; the Contemporary Art Society Collection, London and the Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei.
WORKS ON PAPER
4 TO 26 FEBRUARY 2017
"I think of Guy Warren as a philosopher artist who uses landscape and the human figure to pose a question. Guy's painterly language of solving the figure against the ground, the mystery of the figure in the jungle, hovering there in nature is a metaphor for a very important question about out future on planet Earth"
Emeritus Curator of Australian Art, Art Gallery of New South Wales
extract from ABC Radio National Interview 2016
EXHIBITION OPENED BY GRAHAM FRANSELLA, SATURDAY 4TH FEBRUARY 2017, 4 TO 6 PM
GUY WARREN IN JOHN MCDONALD’S ‘ART’ IN THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD: GOOD WEEKEND
Art: Guy Warren John McDonald TRAVELLING NORTH (1989) BY GUY WARREN, CHARCOAL & CRAYON 56.5 X 77CM. Photo: Guy Warren AGE 96 LIVES GREENWICH, NSW REPRESENTED BY KING STREET GALLERY ON WILLIAM, SYDNEY; NICHOLAS THOMPSON GALLERY, MELBOURNE His thing Works on paper, landscapes, abstracts, memories. Our take Guy Warren is an institution in Australian art. Loved and respected by his…
GUY WARREN TWO PART INTERVIEW ON ABC RADIO NATIONAL ‘EARSHOT’
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‘Genesis of a painter: Guy Warren at 95’ at S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney until 29 May
To celebrate the milestone 95th birthday of artist Guy Warren in 2016, the S.H. Ervin Gallery is presenting an exhibition of works from the 1950s & 1960s, produced during his London years and soon after his return to Sydney, and his latest works which reveal how the artist’s obsession with emergence and submergence of the…