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Phil Clarke | CHG Represented Artist

"Just take Dali and Warhol, then add Robert Rauschenberg, and stir… VOILA! You’ve got the brilliant surreal-ness of Phil Clarke…"

Mark Widdup.

About The Artists

Philip Clarke was born in Sydney Australia in 1953. He attended Lindfield (Public) Demonstration School from 1965 - 1970 then was awarded a scholarship to Sydney Grammar School, which he attended from 1970 - 1975.

After school he studied Commerce/Law at the University of NSW and then art at the National Art School, (Alexander Mackie Campus). His first solo show was held in 1976.

From 1977 - 1987 he lived and worked overseas including Cadaques, Spain, Paris, Amsterdam and London. In Cadaques he worked with, studied under, and befriended the modern maestro, Salvador Dali from 1978-83.

His portrait of Clive Evatt was hung in 1983 Archibald Prize, Sydney.

From 1987 - 1997 Phil Clarke lived in Hong Kong where he was recognised as a high profile "society artist", holding 16 solo shows.

From 1997 to 2012 he has lived in Sydney, Bangkok, Beijing, and Phi Phi Island, Thailand.

"The Peristence of Nostalgia" by Phil Clarke

"Cadaques Moon" by Phil Clarke


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