Timothy Austin Storrier

Timothy Storrier was born in 1949 in Sydney. In 1994 was awarded Order of Australia AM for his services to art. In 2012 he won the Archibald Prize and won the Archibald Packing Prize in 2014.

Timothy Storrier was born in 1949 in Sydney. He commenced studies at the National Art School in graphic design in 1967 and in 1968 was awarded the Sir John Sulman Prize for Suzy, judged by Australian artist David Strachan. He was awarded the Sir John Sulman prize again in 1984, adjudicated by Arthur Boyd, and in 1989 was appointed Trustee, Art Gallery of New South Wales. He married three times, the first in 1975 to Sharyn White in Sydney the second in 1990 to Jane Reid in London and in 2004 he married Janet Marshall. In 1994 was awarded Order of Australia AM for his services to art. Various travel through the USA, Europe, China, and Australia and expeditions to Central Australia and Egypt triggered a fascination with vast landscapes and remote landscapes. He is intrigued by fire and the renewal and decay of material; his burning rope and fire paintings evolved in the early 1980s and are the hallmarks of his work. The vastness and mood of the Australian landscape are represented through atmospheric colours of dawn and dusk, limitless space of the night sky and the endless horizons. Storrier gained international recognition when several of his works were acquired by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. In 2012 he won the Archibald Prize with the faceless portrait ‘The Histrionic Wayfarer (after Bosch)’ and won the Archibald Packing Prize in 2014 with ‘Dr Sir Leslie Colin Patterson KCB AO’, a painting which was also a finalist in Wynne Prize. He was also awarded Doctor of Arts by Charles Sturt University, Bathurst, NSW. His work is represented in the National Gallery of Australia, all Australian state, many regional gallery collections and numerous national and international private and corporate collections.