Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Cuadros -Ray Crooke-

Ray Crooke
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Ray Crooke (1922- )
He is an Australian artist born in Melbourne. He won the Archibald Prize in 1969 with a portrait of George Johnston.
His painting The Offering (1971) is in the Vatican Museum collection. Many of his works are in Australian galleries. He is known for serene views of Islander people and ocean landscapes, many of which are based on the art of Gauguin. He spent time in Townsville, Cape York and other parts of northern Australia during the Second World War and later travelled to New Guinea, Tahiti and Fiji. While a portrait of his won the Archibald Prize in 1969, he is not known usually for portrait painting. He has received an Order of Australia medal.

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