Robert Dickerson (1924-2015)

Robert Dickerson was born in Hurstville, NSW in 1924 and died in Sydney in 2015.

Robert Dickerson (1924-2015)

Robert Dickerson was a painter known for his brooding, angular figures set in emotionally heightened landscapes, evacuated spaces and melancholy interiors. Although he had no formal training, his highly recognizable style has won him considerable representation in many important Australian collections. His works are often explicitly social, referencing human isolation, and finding their depth in haunting depictions of lonely and outcast figures. The only Sydney-based member of the Antipodean artists’ group in the 1950s and 60s, Dickerson was associated with prominent Australian artists such as Blackman, Boyd and Perceval. He was an unquestionable master of colour and drama, he created a considerable body of charcoal and pastel drawings complements his paintings.