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Frank, Dale

Name:

Frank, Dale

Category:

Subject

Type:

Person

Date:

1959 -

Description

Dale Frank was born in Singleton NSW in 1959. He left Australia in 1968 to pursue his art career in Europe and the United States. He returned to Australia in 1998 and now lives and works in the Hunter Valley in NSW. Although Frank is primarily a painter, he also works with sculpture, performance and installation. His painting style is biomorphic abstraction. The level of abstraction has increased throughout his career. He is known for using a technique of layering varnish to create abstract hypnotic pictures. He continues to experiment with painting materials and has more recently been painting on Perspex. Frank’s work is represented widely, in major galleries throughout the world. In 2014 Dale Frank donated 85 works to the National Gallery of Australia, which was described as the most significant gift by a living artist since the Arthur Boyd gift in 1975. Ron Radford AM, Gallery Director described Frank as 'one of Australia’s most important painters'.


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