Concept 5, c.1974-76
Roger Kemp (Born 1908)
50.3 x 101.1 cm, platemark
signed, titled and editioned to margin
printer, Michel Kemp, Melbourne 1978
Literature: Kolenberg, Hendrick., Roger Kemp, complete etchings, Art Gallery of NSW, 1991, cat. 83, illustrated page 110
Exhibited: Art Gallery of NSW, 31st Jan- 7th Apr 1991
0419 540 162
Roger Kemp studied at the National Gallery of Victoria's School of Painting. In 1944 he held his first solo show at Velasquez Gallery in Melbourne - at that stage the only gallery that would exhibit modern art. Through the 1950s he established himself among the great modern Australian painters.
Kemp remained an active, productive and respected artist and teacher in Melbourne until his death in 1987, being awarded an OBE and installing four monumental tapestries of his paintings in the Great Hall of the National Gallery of Victoria.