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Encyclopedia > John Perceval
John Perceval self portrait (1946)
John Perceval self portrait (1946)

John Perceval, b. 1/2/1923, d. 2000 is a well-known Australian artist. Image File history File links John_perceval_self_portrait. ... Image File history File links John_perceval_self_portrait. ... Artist is a descriptive term applied to a person who engages in an activity deemed to be an art. ...

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John de Burgh Perceval was born Linwood Robert Stevens South at Bruce Rock, Western Australia, on 1 February 1923, the second child of Bob and Dorothy South. His parents separated in 1925 and he remained at his father's farm, until reunited with his mother in Melbourne in 1935. He called himself John and adopted his stepfather's surname de Burgh Perceval. He was educated at Trinity Grammar, Kew. In 1938 Perceval contracted polio and was hospitalised, during which time he developed his skills at drawing and painting. Enlisting in the army in 1941, Perceval met Arthur Boyd, and later his sister Mary, whom he married in 1944. Although showing regularly with the Contemporary Art Society, Perceval held his first solo exhibition at the Melbourne Book Club in 1948. Between 1949 and 1955 he concentrated on producing earthenware ceramics at the Boyd's home at Murrumbeena in Melbourne. In 1956 Perceval returned to painting with a series of joyous and spontaneous images of the Melbourne harbour suburb of Williamstown, seascapes and Gaffney's Creek. Motto: Cygnis Insignis (Distinguished by its swans) Nickname: Wildflower State Other Australian states and territories Capital Perth Government Governor Premier Const. ... February 1 is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... City of Melbourne Local Government Area State Victoria Lord Mayor John So (since 2001) Area 36 km² Population (2001) 57,960 Density 1,601/km² (1999) Greater Melbourne Subdivisions Local Government Areas Area 7,694 km² (1999) Population 2001 census (2nd in Australia) 3,555,321 Density 462. ... Name Trinity Grammar School, Kew Address 60 Wellington St Suburb Kew, Victoria 3101 Established 1902 Community Urban & small boarding house Type Private Religion Anglican Students Approx. ... Poliomyelitis (polio), or infantile paralysis, is a viral paralytic disease. ... The Australian Army Emblem The Australian Army is Australias military land force. ... For the movie, see 1941 (film) 1941 (MCMXLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Arthur Merric Bloomfield Boyd (July 20, 1920 - April 24, 1999) was a prominent Australian artist, both as a painter and sculptor. ...


In 1963 Perceval moved to England, held solo exhibitions in London, and travelled to Europe, before returning to Australia in 1965 to take up the first Australian National University Creative Fellowship. John Perceval, a major retrospective exhibition, was held at Albert Hall, Canberra in 1966 and Margaret Plant's monograph John Perceval, was published in 1971. In 1974 Perceval committed himself to the psychiatric hospital Larundel, Melbourne, where he remained until 1986. John Perceval: A Retrospective Exhibition of Paintings was held at Heide Park and Art Gallery in 1984. Perceval was awarded Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in 1991, and in the following year the National Gallery of Victoria organised John Perceval: A Retrospective. Wikimedia Commons has media related to: England Inter. ... The Australian National University (ANU), is a university located in Canberra, the national capital of Australia. ... The Order of Australia is an order of chivalry established by Queen Elizabeth II on February 14, 1975 for the purpose of according recognition to Australian citizens and other persons for achievement or for meritorious service. The Order includes three classes in general and military divisions, in descending order of... The National Gallery of Victoria is an art gallery and museum in Melbourne, Australia. ...


His death in 2000 was seen as a great tragedy. Perceval was the last of the original core known as the Angry Penguins having been predeceased by Joy Hester, John and Sunday Reed, Sidney Nolan and, most recently, by Arthur Boyd and Albert Tucker Joy Hester is an Australian artist who lived a tumultuous, uncompromising and tragic life. ... Sir Sidney Robert Nolan (April 22, 1917 - 28 November 1992) was one of Australias most well-known painters. ... Arthur Merric Bloomfield Boyd (July 20, 1920 - April 24, 1999) was a prominent Australian artist, both as a painter and sculptor. ... Albert Tucker (December 29, 1914- October 23, 1999) was an Australian artist, pivotal in the development of 20th century Australian Expressionist painting. ...


Exhibitions

Numerous Solo exhibitions National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, had a major retrospective exhibitions of his work in 1992.


Awards

McCaughey Prize Melbourne and the Wynne Prize, AGNSW


Works

Night gull, 1957 Swy Game, 1971


Collections

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra All state gallery collections University and regional collections


Books

'John Perceval', by Traudi Allen, ISBN 0-522-84489-8


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Perceval acted for the Crown in the prosecutions of Thomas Paine (1792) and John Horne Tooke (1794), and wrote pamphlets supporting the impeachment of Warren Hastings.
At Pitt's funeral in January 1806, Perceval was one of the emblem bearers.
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