Kevin Connor (1932) has held solo exhibitions in Australia since 1962, as well as spending extended periods working in Paris and London. He was awarded the Archibald Prize in 1975 and 1977, the Sulman Prize in 1991 and 1997 and the Dobell Prize for Drawing in 1993 and 2005. Connor was a Trustee of the Art Gallery of New South Wales from 1981 to 1987. He was a Lecturer in Painting and Drawing at the National Art School, Alexander Mackie College of Advanced Education and the City Art Institute, Sydney from 1976 to 1987. Connor's work is held in the collections of the National Gallery of Australia, most state galleries and many regional and tertiary galleries. An extensive monograph of the artist’s work was published in 2016.