Scroll down to see some examples of George Kendalls work - BEAUTIFUL
George Kendall was born in Carlton, Melbourne in 1937. He grew up and was educated at Terang in the Western District of Victoria. These years were to develop his interest in art. After leaving school he spent some time on the farm but decided to seek a future in Melbourne.
George is self taught and has always ‘done his own thing’ He has been painting since 1970 and has travelled a great deal throughout Victoria, New South Wales, southern Queensland, South Australia, up the track to Alice Springs, Uluru and across to Western Australia where he and his family moved in 1976, returning to Victoria in 1980. He has had exhibitions in Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.
George’s works are in private collections in Australia, Canada, USA, New Zealand, Italy, England, Scotland, Israel, Japan, France and Holland. Recently the Shire of Campaspe purchased three of George’s works for their permanent collection.
The art critic for the West Australian newspaper, Murray Mason, had this to say of George’s work “George Kendall has to be termed a primitive/naïve artist which puts him in good company and one who easily ranges from landscape per se to what people do on it. There is a sparking freshness in the satire and honesty in the physical surface that works most attractively. His work is to be enjoyed for its confident, simplified technique and then for its tongue-in-cheek commentary when the human species takes centre stage”.
During George’s four years in Perth, he became a friend of the late and great Western Australian artist Elizabeth Durack. She had this to say of George’s work: “It is the catching of that moment in time which gives George’s work its vividness and punch”
We are thrilled that George Kendall is exhibiting at Nara Dreaming in 2017