Brett Whiteley was an internationally acclaimed Australian avant-garde artist born in 1939. His vast body of work developed quite rapidly from his time living and working overseas in places such as London, New York and Fiji. Whiteley’s style eventually moved from abstract and fluid to more figurative. Whiteley’s work is comprised of many subjects and influences including the murderer John Christie, the peace movement from the 70s, the people of Fiji to his Sydney Harbour landscapes.
Whiteley’s work is represented most regional and state galleries in Australia such as the National Gallery of Australia and internationally at the Tate Gallery in London, and MoMA in New York.