Stieg Persson

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Stieg Persson
Born 1959 (1959)
Australia Melbourne, Australia
Nationality Australian
Education Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne.
Known for Contemporary art
Movement Postmodernism
Awards Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize

Stieg Persson (born 1959) is an Australian contemporary artist. Persson was born in Melbourne, Australia. His undergraduate studies were at the Victorian College of the Arts from 1979 to 1981. He completed a master's degree from the same institution in 1998. He has participated in many solo and group exhibitions in Australia and internationally since the early 1980s and is represented in all of the country's leading art museums.

Considered among the first of the country's postmodern painters, Persson’s early work is characterised by his eclectic source material, monochromatic palettes, the use of arabesques and a free interplay between abstraction and figuration. His more recent paintings have tended towards abstraction.

In 2003 he won the inaugural Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize[1] from the Bendigo Art Gallery (then Australia's richest open painting prize), worth $50,000.[2]


  1. ^ "Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize Previous winners". Bendigo Art Gallery. Retrieved 21 January 2010.
  2. ^ Crawford, Ashley (9 November 2003). "Large, layered and now it's worth $50,000". The Age. Retrieved 17 November 2010. 

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