Victor Rubin

Victor Rubin was born in 1950 in Sydney. Rubin has been a finalist in the Archibald Prize, the Sir John Sulman Prize three times, the Blake Prize and Doug Moran National Portrait Prize.

Victor Rubin was born in 1950 in Sydney. He studied from 196-66 under Ken Unsworth at Vaucluse Boys High School, from 1967-69 he studied at the Bakery Art School under John Olsen, Bill Rose and Janet Dawson and from 1970-83 he studied at the National Art School (East Sydney Technical College) and Alexander Teachers College where he was awarded Diploma of Art Education. Following this he became a full time art teacher at Narrabeen Boys High School, and then at Randwick Boys High School from 1976-80, during which he was granted leave without pay for a tour of European Galleries. He returned to teaching following this trip. He lived for a short while in the UK from 1988-90 and was an artist in residence at Cite Internationale Des Artes in Paris in 1990. Rubin lives in Melbourne where he continues to teach and paint. Rubin has been a finalist in the Archibald Prize, the Sir John Sulman Prize three times, the Blake Prize and Doug Moran National Portrait Prize. He is represented in Australian National Gallery, National Gallery of Victoria, Art Gallery NSW, Australian National Gallery, Canberra, Queensland Art Gallery, Darwin Art Gallery & Museum, Northern Territory and many regional galleries. Rubin has been credited with 47 solo exhibitions since 1971.