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 Peter Booth

 

 

Peter Booth       


(b Sheffield, 2 Nov 1940).

Australian painter of English birth. He attended drawing classes at the Sheffield College of Art from 1956 to 1957, and in 1958 he emigrated to Australia. There he worked as a labourer until 1962 when he entered the National Gallery School in Melbourne, studying painting until 1965. He then taught painting at the Prahran Technical College in Melbourne from 1965 to 1969. In 1969 he had his first one-man exhibition at Pinacotheca in Melbourne and exhibited in the same year at the Central Street Gallery in Sydney. He then gave up teaching and returned to labouring work. His early paintings were hard-edge abstract works, and slowly, within this style, black came to dominate his paintings. By 1971 they were wholly black, sometimes with coloured edges on three sides, as in Painting (1971; Melbourne, N.G. Victoria). He used black to signify social alienation and associated the colour with the industrial landscapes around his native Sheffield; he sought out similar areas in Melbourne.
 

 


Figure with bandaged head 2004

 

 


Painting, 2005
(Figure in olive jumper)

 

 


Firgure with blue blanket 2004

 

 


Painting 2003
Figure with blindfold

 

 


Painting 1977

 

 


Painting 1978

 

 


Painting, 2003
(Man with pin in lips)
 

 

 


Painting, 2004
(Head with nails)

 

 


Painting, 2003
(Female head on ground)

 

 


Painting 2008
(crouching man)

 

 


Painting 2008
(head and neck)

 

 


Painting 2008
(seated figures in snow)

 

 


Painting 2008
(man in cardboard)

 

 


Painting 2008
(two men)

 

 


Painting 2007
(Man in red blanket)

 

 


Burning landscape with man and snake

 

 


Painting 1981
(Devil and laughing man)

 

 


Painting, 2004
(Small figure with cloak)

 

 


Painting, 2004
(Small head)

 

 


Painting, 2004
(Figure and brick wall)

 

 


Painting, 2005
(Small figure in blanket)

 

 


Painting, 2004
(Three figures)

 

 


Painting 2001

 

 


Painting 2002

 

 


Painting 2002

 

 


Painting (figure - yellow
with blue scarf), 2006

 

 


Painting (figure - white top), 2005

 

 


Painting
(landscape and rain), 2006

 

 


Painting
(head and green curtains), 2006

 

 


Painting (small head), 2005

 

 


Painting
(covered head), 2005

 

 


Painting (head behind curtain), 2006

 

 


Drawing 1999
(five figures watched
by crowd)

 

 


Drawing 2008
(Head with white face)

 

 


Drawing 2008
(man with taped mouth)

 
 

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