Robert Malherbe

Bron in 1965, mainly a self-taught artist. Lives and works in Blackheath in the Blue Mountains.

Robert Malherbe was born in Mauritius and emigrated to Australia at a young age. He worked as an animator and then spent ten years travelling and living in Europe. He is a self-taught artist who learnt from studying the masters, such as Manet, Constable or Corot, in galleries in Europe. He paints only from life, and his work is completed rapidly with expressive and vigorous brushstrokes and thick application of paint. Malherbe lives and works in Blackheath in the Blue Mountains; this is where most of his landscapes are based. He has been awarded the Art Gallery NSW Residency at Cite Internationale des Artes in Paris, and he has been a finalist in the Wynne, Archibald and Mosman Prizes.