Born in Adelaide 1946. Winner of the 1990 Archibald Prize and the 1975 Sulman Prize.
Geoffrey Robert Proud was born in Adelaide in 1946. He had his first solo exhibition at the age of sixteen and has since had over 80 solo exhibitions and 100 group exhibitions. His imaginative paintings use bold colours and expressive mark-making. He won the 1990 Archibald Prize for his portrait of writer Dorothy Hewett as well as the Gosford Art Prize, the Coffs Harbour Art Purchase Prize twice, the Sulman Prize in 1975 and the John McCaughey Memorial Art Prize among others. His work is represented in the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, many state and regional gallery collections, Parliament collections in Canberra and Sydney, and the collection of Elton John in London.