The Latin - a night at the opera, 1997
Glen Preece (born 1957)
oil on canvas
75 x 90cm
signed upper right
Exhibited: Glen Preece - Melbourne Café Society, Melbourne Fine Art Gallery at Old Treasury Building, Melbourne, 21 Nov-14 Dec 1997
Literature: Latin life: 100 years of hospitality, Glenys Foster, c1998 Illustrated
0419 540 162
Glen Preece has the knack of channelling the spirit of early 20th century Paris with a charming local twist…his cafes (in this case the iconic Marchetti’s Latin in Melbourne’s theatre district ) suggest the abandoned feel of after-hours isolation while his colours (warm ochres and umbers) are a joy.
Glen Preece was born in Sydney and studied art at Seaford Technical College and Julian Ashton’s art school. He has held over 40 solo exhibitions of in Australia, London and Paris.
Over the past five years he has been a finalist in 15 Australian art prizes.
His work is held in Private collections in Australia and overseas including Olivetti and Westpac