The work of painter Sam Fullbrook (1922 -2004) is characterized by a child-like technique of simple forms and broad, bright colour. Fulbrook joined the National Gallery of Victoria School after the Second World War and later worked in Queensland and the Northern Territory, where he painted local Indigenous communities. He held many exhibitions in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. He won the Wynne Prize 1963 & 1964 and the Archibald Prize in 1974. Retrospectives of his work were held by the Queensland Art Gallery in 1976 and the National Gallery of Victoria in 1995. His work is held by the National Gallery of Australia and most state and regional galleries.
REF: McCulloch’s Encyclopedia of Australian Art, Miegunyah Press, 2006, p 447
Image: Sam Fullbrook, Spring still life, East Brisbane, 1976, oil on canvas, 70.5 x 65 cm