“Jan Senbergs is an extraordinary inventor of his own visual language, at once simple and bold. From lush landscapes to barren urban spaces, his body of work signifies an artist who has continually experimented with shape, form and motif, and one who to this day continues to push his art in new and unexpected directions.” Tony Ellwood, Director, National Gallery of Victoria, 2016
Jan Senbergs is one of Australia’s leading contemporary artists. His practice includes painting, drawing and printmaking and he has been honored with a number of major institutional exhibitions, most recently Jan Senbergs: Observation-Imagination, a comprehensive retrospective of his work at the National Gallery of Victoria in 2016.
Born in Latvia in 1939, Jan Senbergs arrived in Australia in 1950 and has exhibited extensively since his first exhibition at Richman Galleries in Melbourne in 1960. Jan Senbergs’ work is represented at the National Gallery of Australia and in all state galleries in Australia, as well as the National Gallery, Washington D.C; Wadsworth-Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut; Museum of Modern Art, New York; The British Museum, London; and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas.