Udo Sellbach

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Udo Sellbach
Portrait of Udo Sellbach noted australian german artist printmaker 1927-2006.jpg
Born1927
Cologne, Germany, arrived Australia 1955
Died2006
Known forPrintmaking, Etching, lithography

Udo Sellbach (1927–2006) was a German-Australian visual artist and educator whose work focused primarily around his printmaking practice.[1]

Udo Sellbach was born in Cologne, Germany in 1927.[2][3] Trained at Kölner Werkschulen, Cologne, Germany from 1947-1953.[4] He arrived in Australia with his then wife and fellow artist Karin Schepers in June 1955. (Schepers had a sister in Melbourne).[5] From 1960-1963 he was lecturer of printmaking at the South Australian School of Art, Adelaide. Sellbach moved to Melbourne in 1965 and commenced work teaching printmkaing at RMIT University. He was also involved as a joint founder, in establishing the Print Council of Australia in the same year. In 1977 he was appointed the founding Director of Canberra School of Art (Graphic Investigation workshop). He held this position of Director of the CSA from 1977 to 1985. From 1985 until his death in 2006 Udo Sellbach lived in Hobart, Tasmania[6][7][8][9]

Exhibitions[edit]

  • 21st Annual Maitland Prize 1977 included The George Galton Memorial Print Prize, Maitland City Art Gallery NSW (1977)
  • Australian Print Survey Multiple venues (1963 – 1 December 1964) Multi-artist travelling exhibition.
  • 'Australian Prints Today' Museum of History Washington (15 July 1966 – 15 September 1966)
  • Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (8 March 1977 – 27 March 1977) Tasmania, Australia
  • Carnegie Prints 1947-77 Margaret Carnegie touring print exhibition Wagga Wagga City Art Gallery NSW (24 January 1981 – 24 January 1981)
  • Contemporary Art Gallery Two [Hobart]. (1973) Tasmania, Australia
  • Contemporary Art Society. First Australia-Wide Graphic Art Exhibition. Contemporary Art Society of NSW. First Australia-Wide Graphic Art Exhibition David Jones' Art Gallery, Elizabeth st. Sydney (20 June 1960 – 1 July 1960)
  • Exhibition of Australian Graphics Gallery Huntley (5 September 1974 – 21 September 1974) Canberra ACT
  • Fifth International Biennial of Contemporary Colour Lithography. Cincinnati Art Museum USA (28 February 1958 – 15 April 1958)
  • Grahame King and Udo Sellbach. Leveson Street Gallery (1966 – 1966) Canberra ACT
  • Graven Images in the Promised Land: A History of Printmaking in South Australia, 1836-1981. Art Gallery of South Australia (19 June 1981 – 2 August 1981)
  • Karin Schepers and Udo Sellbach Peter Bray Gallery (1956 – 1956) Victoria, Australia
  • Maude Vizard-Wholohan Art Prizes, 1960 Royal South Australian Society Of Arts Gallery (1960 – 1960) Australia (SA).
  • Paintings and Prints by Udo Sellbach. Gallery A, Sydney (1968 – 1968)
  • Printmakers as illustrators, The Age Gallery (1970 – 1970) VIC
  • Recent Drawings and Prints [by Udo Sellbach Salamanca Place Gallery (1976 – 1976)
  • Sellbach Crossley Gallery (1970 – 1970) VIC
  • Ten printmakers 1970 National Gallery Of Victoria (18 September 1970 – 19 October 1970)
  • The print, the press, the artist and the printer ... Limited Editions and Artists' Books from Art Presses of the ACT. Drill Hall Gallery ANU. (1 October 1994 – 1 October 1994) (ACT).
  • Twelve Australian Lithographers Multiple venues ( December 1976)
  • Udo Sellbach The Little Gallery Devonport, Tasmania. (1972 – 1972)
  • Udo Sellbach, prints. Nundah Gallery (23 February 1967 – 5 March 1967) Canberra ACT

Collections[edit]

Sellbach had artwork collections at many different museums, all of which were in Australia. He had collections at many different museums and galleries, some of them prestigious. His artwork collections are at the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the Art Gallery of South Australia, the National Gallery of Victoria, the Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane and, the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth.

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Design and Art Australia Online (DAAO)".
  2. ^ Hendrik Kolenberg, Anne Ryan (1998). Australian Prints: from the Gallery's collection. Sydney: AGNSW. ISBN 0731389123.
  3. ^ Germaine, Max (1990). Artists and Galleries of Australia. Sydney: Craftsman House. ISBN 976 8097 02 7.
  4. ^ Grishin, Sasha (1997). Australian Printmaking in the 1990s. Sydney: Craftsman House. ISBN 1875247157.
  5. ^ Obituary, Udo Sellbach Sasha Grishin IMPRINT journal Summer 2006 Vol 41 No 4 ISSB 0313-3907
  6. ^ Germaine, Max (1990). Artists and Galleries of Australia. Sydney: Craftsman House. ISBN 976 8097 02 7.
  7. ^ Smith, Bernard (1971). Australian painting,1788-1960. Melbourne: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0195503724.
  8. ^ Carroll, Alison (1981). Graven Images in the Promised Land:A History of Printmaking in South Australia 1836-1981. Adelaide: AGSA. ISBN 0724357416.
  9. ^ Elaine Smith, Gwenda Robb (1993). Concise Dictionary of Australian Artists. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press. ISBN 0522844782.

External links[edit]

  • Images of Sellbach's prints held by the National Gallery of Australia at [1]
  • Images of Sellbach's prints held by the Art Gallery of New South Wales at [2]
  • List of Sellbach's prints held by the National Gallery of Victoria at [3]