Clem Millwood: river Gorge, Kimberley
According to the Artarmon Galleries, NSW, Clem was born in Melbourne in 1929. Between 1945 and 1951, Clem studied as an evening student at the East Sydney Technical College and the Julian Ashton Art School. From 1951, Clem went onto study at the Nicolae Grigorescu Institute of Plastic Arts, Bucharest, Romania through the assistance of the Foreign Students bursary grant through the Romanian Government. From1961 to 1985, Millward taught at the Hornsby TAFE NSW, From 1985, Clem went onto work as a full-time artist.
Over his career, Clem has exhibited in over 30 solo exhibitions and has been a finalist in the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman prizes (Clem won the Wynne prize in 1973) to mention just a few.
The Work of Art
River Gorge, Kimberleys is an evocative landscape painting that depicts the Australian Outback with its deep red cliffs , scattered flora across a dusty desert background. The work is one of many such depictions by Clem of the Australian landscape. His works often show the deep reds of the landscape contrasted by the scattering of foilage and landscape features. Clem also depicted the folk of rural Australia too. His images are a faithful recording of the people and the land. River Gorge is a screen print produced and published in 1993 and this is edition 27 of 95.