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Stacha Halpern

Carcass (Boeuf), c. 1960

Price: $25,000

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oil on canvas

120.00 x 120.00

signed l.r.

Provenance:

Private Collection, London, till c. 2005; 
Private Collection, Melbourne

Note:

Born in Zolkiev, Poland (now Ukraine) in 1919, Halpern studied fine art in Lvov before the Nazi invasion, when he emigrated to Perth with his brothers before moving to Melbourne.  Throughout the 1940s he practiced pottery (meeting Arthur Boyd at Murrumbeena), he attended the George Bell School part time (with Fred Williams and Leonard French) and briefly studied sculpture at RMIT before moving to Europe in 1951.  He worked at the Abbey Arts Centre near London (where James Gleeson and Robert Klippel had attended in 1947) and in Tourettes-sur-Loup in Provence (where Peter Kaiser and Sam Atyeo were living at the time) before setting up a studio in Paris.   Throughout the 1950s and 60s he exhibited regularly and successfully in Paris, whose contemporary art scene accepted him.  His abstracted compositions of landscapes, seascapes, portraits and carcasses, with their opulently textured surfaces and relatively restrained palette, had an affinity with the leading London trio of Jewish artists - Kossof, Freud and Awerbach - and earned the notice of some influential critics.  In 1966 he returned to Melbourne and settled in Hampton where he continued to paint and produce pottery until his untimely death in 1969.

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Paysage - Landscape

Stacha Halpern

1962

oil on canvas, 115.50 x 147.50

Price: $25,000

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Composition

Stacha Halpern

1961

oil on canvas, 55.00 x 33.00

Price: $4,000

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Landscape

Stacha Halpern

1962

oil on canvas, 64.00 x 99.00

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Portrait

Stacha Halpern

1968

oil on board, 40.00 x 60.00

Price: $6,600

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Portrait of Mira, the Artist's daughter

Stacha Halpern

c. 1961 - 1962

oil on canvas, 73.00 x 54.00

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Carcass (Boeuf)

Stacha Halpern

c. 1960

oil on board, 99.00 x 58.00

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Seascape

Stacha Halpern

1966

oil on paper, 21.00 x 14.50

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Nuit d’orage (Stormy night)

Stacha Halpern

1962

oil on canvas, 64.50 x 91.50

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Composition

Stacha Halpern

c. 1960

oil on canvas, 89.00 x 116.00

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Composition

Stacha Halpern

c. 1960

oil on canvas, 89.00 x 116.00

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Paysage (Landscape

Stacha Halpern

1957

oil on canvas, 38.00 x 46.00

SOLD

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(Reclining Nude)

Stacha Halpern

1968

oil on canvas, 59.00 x 82.00

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Landscape

Stacha Halpern

1967

oil on paper, 11.50 x 17.00

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Self Portrait

Stacha Halpern

1964

oil on canvas, 22.00 x 13.50

SOLD

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Bowl (with nudes)

Stacha Halpern

1966

glazed terracotta, 7.50 x 11.50

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Bowl

Stacha Halpern

c. 1967

glazed terracotta, 7.00 x 18.00

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Fluted Vase

Stacha Halpern

c. 1966

glazed terracotta, 26.00

SOLD

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Untitled (Carcass/Head)

Stacha Halpern

c. 1960

oil on board, 64.00 x 55.00

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Landscape

Stacha Halpern

1961

Oil on paper , 13.50 x 21.00

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Composition

Stacha Halpern

1962

oil on canvas, 140.00 x 190.00

SOLD

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Seascape - Bouzigues

Stacha Halpern

1965

oil on paper, 13.50 x 21.00

SOLD

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Mountains

Stacha Halpern

c. 1960

oil on paper, 10.00 x 24.00

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Landscape (Paysage)

Stacha Halpern

1960

oil on canvas, 54.00 x 65.00

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Paysage

Stacha Halpern

1960

oil on paper, 11.50 x 15.00

SOLD

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Untitled (Portrait)

Stacha Halpern

c. 1965

oil on unstretched canvas, 36.50 x 20.00

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Since its establishment in 1984, the Charles Nodrum Gallery’s exhibition program embraces a diversity of media and styles - from painting, sculpture & works on paper to graphics and photography; from figurative, geometric, gestural, surrealist & social comment to installation & conceptually based work.