CHARLES BANNON (1919 - 1993)
Charles Bannon was a prominent South Australian painter, printmaker, set designer and teacher. He studied at the Melbourne Technical College and the National Gallery School. He held at least 12 one man shows, winning the Blake Prize for Religious Art in 1954. He was one of the first presidents of Adelaide's Contemporary Art Society and in the early 1950s encouraged many European migrants to join the organisation. In 1968, Bannon established the Paddington Print Studio, and his pioneering led to the work of leading artists such as Blackman, Boyd, Dickerson, Crooke, Juniper and Lymburner becoming affordable and generally available, producing prints through the screenprinting process.
"Valley In The Flinders Ranges" (1980)
oil on canvas
84.5 x 75.5cm
signed lower right