A beachscape of Tallebudgera Creek Queensland by listed Australian artist Robert Colligan (1925-2015).
Born in Lancashire England, Colligan emmigrated to Australia with his family in 1931. In his early 20’s Robert’s passion for the fine arts blossomed under the tutelage and lifelong mentorship of Sir Erik Langker (1898-1982). He studied design and colour at East Sydney Tech, becoming an interior designer and colour expert.
An exhibiting member of the Royal Art Society NSW 1951, elected fellow 1976, he succeeded his mentor as President of the Society in 1982.
He was the director of the first exhibition to be held at the opening of the Sydney Opera House titled ‘All the Worlds Stage’.
A respected and active member of the regional arts community, he became known for his plein air landscapes and seascapes and exhibited in London, America and Asia.
Robert Colligan believed in the power of Art to elevate society ‘Art is the Jewel of Society’ and its precious capture of ‘A moment in time’.
Oil on board, signed, dated and titled verso in pencil and paper label, the painting sits in its original wooden frame.
Measures including frame: 36cm high, 41cm wide.
Great original condition and ready to hang.