Yvonne Audette

Yvonne Audette

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Yvonne Audette‘s remarkable six decade career has contributed serious value to the history of abstraction in Australian art. Yvonne began her training at the Julian Ashton Art School in Sydney, and continued her education in New York, where she became part of a New York group of abstract expressionist painters during the 1950’s. Her first solo exhibition was held at the Galleria Schettini, Milan in 1958 and was followed by a number of successful exhibitions in Paris, London and Rome. Yvonne’s practice continued to gain critical international attention during the 1960s, and she continues to produce work today. Recognition may have come slowly but was ultimately undeniable. There is an ever present power in her work, a power grounded in oblique hints at what lies beneath, gone beyond recall. Recently acclaimed by the National Portrait Gallery, as ‘Australia’s greatest living abstract painter’ Yvonne’s work can be found across all major national institutions including the National Gallery of Victoria, National Gallery of Australia, Art Gallery of New South Wales, National Portrait Gallery, and Queensland Art Gallery.

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