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Stacha Halpern

Carcass (Boeuf), c. 1960

Price: $25,000

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Catalogue number: 4

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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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.