Australian printmaker, painter, draughtsman
(b. 1950, Harrow, England: arr. Aust. 1975)
Graham Fransella is a leading printmaker. There is often a strong element of whimsy and humour in his work which shows finely balanced composition. A continous theme of his work has been a singular-line silhouetted head as a symbol of observer or explorer in the landscape, set against vibrant red, ochre and yellow backgounds. Graham Fransella has held over 35 solo exhibitions in Australia, Germany and the UK and he has taken part in numerous international and Australian print exhibitions since 1972. His work is represented in the collections of the National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, Parliament House, Australian Print Workshop, Artbank and many regional and tertiary collections. Graham Fransella’s work has been selected for the Archibald, Wynne, Sulman and Dobell Drawing Prizes at the Art Gallery of NSW and in 2000, 2006, 2007 and 2009 he won the Wynne Trustees Watercolour Prize.
Sourced from McCulloch’s Encyclopedia of Australian Art. Used with permission. Copyright: McCulloch and McCulloch.