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Garry Shead, b 1942

Garry Shead was born in Sydney in 1942. Shead studied at the National Art School from 1961 to 1962. He worked as a scenic artist and then a film editor at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation from 1963 to 1968 as well as editing an arts paper and drawing cartoons.

In 1993, Shead completed a series of paintings based on D.H. Lawrence’s book Kangaroo, that emerged after he came across letters by D.H. Lawrence on an expedition to the Sepik Highlands in Papua New Guinea in 1968.

Shead was awarded the Archibald Prize in 1993 for his portrait of artist Tom Thompson. In 1995, he turned his humorous and satirical eye to Australia’s relationship with Queen Elizabeth II.

His work is represented in the National Gallery of Australia, all state galleries, many regional galleries and numerous private and corporate collections, both nationally and internationally.

Arthur Wardle. 1860–1949.

Arthur Wardle. 1860–1949
Aged just sixteen Wardle had a piece displayed at the Royal Academy. His first exhibit was a study of cattle by the River Thames, leading to a lifelong interest in painting animals. In 1880 Wardle lived in Oakley Square, Camden, but artistic success enabled him to move to the more upmarket 34 Alma Square in St John’s Wood by 1892. Wardle was prolific; until 1936 he exhibited more than 100 works at the Royal Academy as well as the Society of British Artists at Suffolk Street.

He remains one of the widely known dog painters of the 19th and 20th Centuries, and he is particularly known for his paintings of terriers. Wardle painted what is probably the best known painting of the fox terrier in its modern form, The Totteridge XI (1897). The painting was commissioned by famed smooth fox terrier breeder Francis Redmond; Wardle painted a number of Redmond’s dogs. The original is in the gallery of The Kennel Club in London.
Arthur Wardle died on July 16, 1949.

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James Lawrence Isherwood.
1917 – 1988
Frederick Thomas Daws.
1878 – 1956
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