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"The Spanish Incident" (1963)

oil on paper


signed lower right

*private collection, Sydney


Gleghorn OAM is an award-winning British/Australian Mid Century painter Despite studying engineering and having no formal training in art, Gleghorn has forged a long and successful career as an artist. He was appointed as Director of Blaxland Gallery in 1958, the same year he won the Mosman Art Prize with a painting entitled Fragment of the Crucifixion and the Blake Christus Prize with Head of Christ. Tom was awarded the Helena Rubinstein Travelling Scholarship in 1961, giving him the opportunity to travel and see great European masterpieces first hand. He has exhibited regularly since 1959 and has lectured at several Australian art institutions and colleges and was teacher of art and design at the National Art School in Sydney until 1968. His dedication to Australian art, both as an artist and an educator, was recognised with the award of a Member of Order of Australia (OAM) in 2005.

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