George Baldessin

George Baldessin

Artist’s Statement

“What am I trying to express? – I think human weakness through the vulnerable figure without extracting its dignity no matter how uncertain… this is why distortion and the element of drama [are] ever present” – George Baldessin
Printmaker and sculptor George Baldessin was born in North Italy, befor Read More...

Biography

Born 1939, San Biaggio di Callalta, Italy
1949 Emigrated to Australia
1958-61 Diploma Fine Arts (painting), RMIT
1962 Studies in printmaking, Chelsea Art School, London
1963 Further studies, Brera Academy, Milan
1964 Part-time lecturer, RMIT
1965-66 Full-time lecturer, RMIT
Alcorso-Sekers Travelling Sc Read More...

Exhibitions

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2014 ‘Being Human: The graphic work of George Baldessin’, Heidi Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne
2010 ‘Paintings, sculpture and etchings', Australian Galleries, Derby Street, Melbourne 2009-10 ‘George Baldessin’, TarraWarra Museum of Art, Victoria
2006 ‘Portraits and Pe Read More...

Showing all 6 artworks

  • George Baldessin

    Untitled (9), 1965

    27 × 18 cm

    Etching and aquatint on paper

  • George Baldessin

    Neighbours, 1964

    24 × 31 cm

    Etching and aquatint on paper

  • George Baldessin

    Untitled, 1964

    21 × 31 cm

    Etching and aquatint on paper

  • George Baldessin

    Performer, 1968

    37.5 × 50 cm

    Colour etching and aquatint on paper

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  • George Baldessin

    Personage and Entrances, 1974

    121 × 125 cm

    Etching and aquatint (2 parts)

  • George Baldessin

    Performers, 1974

    60 × 75 cm

    etching