Kevin Lincoln

“One of the most introverted and underrated artists in this country, Lincoln paints his own features with the same piercing objectivity he brings to bear on still-life subjects” John McDonald

“The lifetime discipline of drawing from the observed, whether it be in the studio, a museum or from nature, has honed (Kevin Lincoln’s) natural draughtsmanship as well as a repertoire of forms either depicting or abstracted from observation” Elizabeth Cross

The still life, the self-portrait and the realisation of specific spaces have been enduring concerns throughout Kevin Lincoln’s career. His sensitive consideration of these subjects has emphasised modesty, restraint and natural beauty, concepts that are echoed in his collection of Japanese pottery. This connection has recently been recognised by the Art Gallery of New South Wales in the exhibition Conversations through the Asian collections in which Kevin Lincoln’s work is featured.

The highly regarded survey exhibition Kevin Lincoln: The Eye's Mind at The Art Gallery of Ballarat, which features work from over 25 years of the critically acclaimed artist's career is travelling to Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston, opening in early July 2016. The exhibition, curated by Elizabeth Cross and Gordon Morrison includes a diverse range of work and is accompanied by a comprehensive exhibition catalogue. Another major monograph, Kevin Lincoln: Art and Life, written by Hendrik Kolenberg, was published in 2006, giving great insight into the artist’s extensive oeuvre. His work is represented in important public collections, including the National Gallery of Victoria, the Art Gallery of New South Wales and the National Gallery of Australia.

Kevin Lincoln was born in Hobart, Tasmania in 1941. He began showing with the Social Realists Group in Melbourne in the 1960s and since then has continued to exhibit regularly in galleries in Sydney, Canberra, Hobart and Melbourne. In 1990, the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston held a survey exhibition of his paintings and drawings, which toured Tasmania and Victoria. In 2013 he won the Colville Lloyd Rees Art Prize.

Kevin Lincoln currently lives and works in Melbourne.

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Kevin Lincoln, Night garden V, 22/5/2012, oil on canvas, 85 x 239.5cm, 15773

Night garden V, 22/5/2012
oil on canvas
85 x 239.5cm

Selected Stock

Kevin Lincoln
Garden 2, 2015
8 of 10
22 x 38cm

Kevin Lincoln
Cannons Creek 1, 2013
oil on canvas
69 x 104cm

Kevin Lincoln
(Untitled), 2010
oil on canvas
76.5 x 84cm

Kevin Lincoln
Pomegranate and mask, 2008
oil on linen
111.5 x 244cm

Kevin Lincoln
oil on canvas
30.5 x 25.5cm

This is a selection only, for further information contact the gallery.