Tim Storrier (b. 1949) is a consummate and acclaimed artist who has made a significant contribution to Australian art.
He has been awarded some of the most prestigious prizes including the Sulman Prize (twice), the Archibald Prize, the Art Gallery Packing Room Prize and the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize. He was a trustee of the Art Gallery of New South Wales for three terms and in 1994 was awarded an Order of Australia (AM). He is represented in the National Gallery of Australia and in all major Australian public collections, as well as in the Metropolitan Museum in New York. He became a celebrity when at the age of nineteen he was awarded the Sulman Prize, the youngest artist ever to win it.
Talented and precocious, he had two mentors who provided the young artist with support and encouragement, Brett Whiteley and John Olsen. Olsen also introduced him to Lake Eyre in 1976, which was a seminal experience for the young artist. Through a long and active career, Storrier has produced a large body of work which includes some paintings on a heroic scale. Known for his dramatic paintings of incendiary fires, Storrier only began to include the figure in his most recent work, where he has revealed another facet of his consummate skill as a painter.
The book features 200 plus images.
About the Author
Lou Klepac is an art historian; he is the author of a number of books including Lloyd Rees Drawings, Russell Drysdale, John Coburn, William Robinson, James Gleeson, Nora Heysen and Horace Trenerry. Among the many exhibitions he has curated are: Sicket Paintings; Contemporary Australian Drawing; Sickert Drawings, Russell Drysdale Drawings, Russell Drysdale Paintings, The Road to Berry – Lloyd Rees and Brett Whiteley drawings, Giorgio Morandi Paintings and Etchings, La Serenissima – the fascination of Venice; Nora Heysen retrospective; James Gleeson – Beyond the Screen of Sight; Donald Friend – a charmed life.
In 1980 he was made a Cavaliere della Repubblica Italiana; in 1996 he was awarded an OAM and in 2006 the University of Sydney conferred on him the degree of Doctor of Letters (Honoris Causa).