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Clem Millwood: river Gorge, Kimberley

The Artist

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.

River Gorge by Clem MIllward

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.

Warfie 1956 by Clem MIllward