David Rankin


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1946 Born in Plymouth, England.

1949 Immigrated with his family to Australia.

1966-74 Art teacher.

1968 Began exhibiting his paintings.

1975 Established Port Jackson Press. Published original prints by many important Australian artists including; John Olsen, Arthur Boyd, Lloyd Rees and Brett Whiteley.

1983 Awarded the Wynne Prize (for Australian landscape painting), Art Gallery of N.S.W, Sydney.

1989 Moved to New York City where he presently resides with his wife, the poet and novelist, Lily Brett and their three children.

Selected Solo Exhibitions:

1968 Watters Gallery, Sydney

1969 Gallery One-Eleven, Brisbane
Watters Gallery, Sydney

1970 Watters Gallery, Sydney

1971 Powell Street Gallery, Melbourne
Watters Gallery, Sydney
Macquarie Galleries, Canberra

1972 Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney
Powell Street Gallery, Melbourne
Gallery One-Eleven, Brisbane

1973 Watters Gallery, Sydney, Llewellyn Gallery, Adelaide,

1974 Watters Gallery, Sydney
Macquarie Galleries, Canberra
Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney

1975 Realities Gallery, Melbourne,
Macquarie University, Sydney
Abraxas Gallery, Canberra
Watters Gallery, Sydney

1976 Watters Gallery, Sydney Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney
Abraxas Gallery, Canberra

1977 Realities Gallery, Melbourne
Abraxas Gallery, Canberra

1978 Watters Gallery, Sydney
Macquarie Galleries, Canberra
Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney
Realities Gallery, Melbourne

1979 Watters Gallery, Sydney Macquarie Galleries, Canberra

1980 Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney
Watters Gallery, Sydney
Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne

1981 Watters Gallery, Sydney

1982 Miller Gallery, Perth
Watters Gallery, Sydney, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne

1983 Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne
1984 Watters Gallery, Sydney
Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne

1985 Michael Milburn Galleries, Brisbane

1986 Chapman Gallery, Sydney
Watters Gallery, Sydney
Jewish Museum, Melbourne
Michael Milburn Galleries, Brisbane

1987 Realities Gallery, Melbourne
Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne
Milburn Arte, Sydney
David Ellis Fine Art, Melbourne
Galerie Charles Chaneau, Paris

1988 Realities Gallery, Melbourne
Milburn Arte, Sydney

1989 Caufield Centre, Melbourne
Ruggiero Gallery, New York City

1990 Realities Gallery, Melbourne
Macquarie Galleries, Sydney
Chapman Gallery, Canberra
Adrian Slinger Gallery, Brisbane
Ruggiero Gallery & Michael Walls Gallery, New York City

1991 Michael Wall Gallery New York

1992 Michael Wall Gallery New York
Der Saisset Museum, Saint Clara, University of California
Embassy of Australia, Washington DC
Chicago International Art Exposition

1993 Margaret Lipworth gallery, Florida
Michael Walls Gallery, New York

1994 James Howe Gallery, Kean College, New Jersey
Michael Walls Gallery, New York
Editions Southbank Galleries, Melbourne
Gallery Savah, Sydney
1996 Troyer Fitzpatrick Lassman, Washington DC
Adrian Slinger Gallery, Brisbane

1997 Robert Steele Gallery New York City
Chapman gallery, Canberra
Olsen Carr Art Dealers, Sydney

1999 Gallery Savah, Sydney
Adrian Slinger Gallery, Brisbane
USB Tower, New York

2000 Chapman gallery, Canberra
Adrian Slinger Gallery, Brisbane

2001Centro Cultural El Nigromante, San Miguel De Allende, Mexico
Public City of Cologne Gallery, Cologne
The Jewish Museum, Vienna
Ingeborg Wiensovski, Berlin
University of Queensland, St Lucia

2002-04 Adrian Slinger Gallery, Noosa

2005 Axel Raben Gallery, New York City
Tweed River Art Gallery, Murwillumbah
Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Sydney
QUT Art Museum, Brisbane

2006 Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery
Bendigo Art Gallery
Drill Hall Gallery ANU, Canberra
Andre Zarre Gallery, New York

2007 Cologne Art Fair
Boltax Gallery, New York
Andre Zarre Gallery, New York
Span Gallery, Melbourne

Selected Group Exhibitions:

1980 The Philip Morris Arts Grant, Canberra "Australian Art of the Last Ten Years".

1981 "Survey of the Seventies" Bendigo Art Galleries. "Directions of Post 1950s Paintings" Burnie At Gallery.

1982 The Seventies: Australian Paintings and Tapestries" The National Bank Collection, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.

1983 Romanticism and Classicism in Contemporary Australian Painting", Geelong Art Gallery.
"Acquisitions 1973 - 1983" University Art Museum, Queensland University.

1985 "Modern Australian Paintings" Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne. "Contemporary Approaches to Drawing" Naracoorte Art Gallery. "Spring Exhibition", Gallerie Francoise Palleul, Paris. "Victoria: Views by Contemporary Artists" Regional Galleries, Victoria.

1986 "Painters, Prints - The Michelton Print Exhibition" Unesco's 40th Anniversary Exhibition, Paris. "The Challenge of the Landscape" New England Region Art Gallery, Armidale.
"Surface for Reflection", Art Gallery of New South Wales.

1987 Salon De Mai, Paris. Chicago Art Fair,
Gillian Jason Gallery. Nice Art Fair, Arte Production, Paris. Dealer's Choice Noosa Gallery, Queensland.
Arte Production, Charles Chaneau Gallery Paris. "Australia on Paper", touring Regional Galleries in association with Micheal Milburn Gallery.

1988 Salon de Mai, Paris. Bradford, Bicentennial Print Exhibition, UK.
First Australian Contemporary Art Fair Exhibition, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne. "Beyond the Mundane", Beijing, China. Los Angeles Art Fair, Realities Gallery.

1989 Salon de Mai, Paris Ruggiero Gallery, New York Chicago Art Fair, Macquarie Galleries
Gyphon Gallery, University of Melbourne,

1990 Macquarie Galleries, Sydney
Chicago Art Fair, Macquarie
Christies, New York
Ruggiero Gallery, New York

1991 Centre Gallery, Bucknell University, Pennsylvania.
Cork Gallery, New York,
Great Wall Gallery Toronto
Japan Arts Gallery, Tokyo
Macquarie Galleries, Sydney
Stephen Haller Gallery, New York
Editions Southbank Galleries, Melbourne

1991-92 Dooley LeCappellaine, New York

1992 Michael Walls Gallery, New York.

1993 Michael Walls Gallery, New York.
The Norman and Sarah Brown Art Gallery, Mryland

1994 AHI Gallery, New York

1995 Herbert F Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, New York
Sotherby’s, New York

1996 Kouros Gallery, New York
O’Hara Gallery, New York

1997 The Tirkish Bath Museum, Australia
Robert Steele Gallery, New York

1998 Robert Steele Gallery, New York
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, University of Western Australia
Bulle Galleries, Melbourne

2002 University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland

2007 Andre Zarre, New York
Shanghai Art Fair, China
Tucson Museum of Art, USA

Selected Collections:

Sam Pees Collection, Philadelphia USA
Bank of New South Wales
Hamilton Regional Gallery, New Zealand
Australian National University
Festival Hall Adelaide
Philip Morris Art Purchase Grant
National Bank
BHP Collection
High Court of Australia, Canberra
Mishkenot Sha'ananim Jerusalem Foundation, Jerusalem
Unesco Collection, Paris
Victorian Arts Centre
Allen, Allen & Hemsley
Hamilton, NZ
Hyatt on Collins, Melbourne
Jewish Holocaust centre, Elsternwick, Melbourne
Hyatt Collection, Washington
James Baker Collection, Brisbane
Holmes a Court Collection, Perth
Francois Arnal, Paris
Loti & Victor Smorgan Collection of contemporary Art, Melbourne and New York
Ezekiel Solomon, New York
James D Wolfensohn, New York
The Maslow Collection, Wilkes - Barre, Pennsylvania.

Selected Public Collections:

Australian National Gallery
Queensland Art Gallery Queensland University
Art Gallery of NSW
National Gallery of Victoria
Tasmania Museum and Art Gallery
Art Gallery of South Australia
Art Gallery of Western Australia
Newcastle Art Gallery
Victoria Arts Centre
Festival Hall Adelaide
Alice Springs Art Foundation
Armidale Regional Gallery
Benalla Fine Art Gallery
Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery
Benalla City Art Gallery
Gold Coast Gallery



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