Peter Booth is one of the key late-twentieth-century Australian artists. He was born in Sheffield, England, in 1940. The son of a steelworker, he was familiar with the industrial landscape of northern England at an early age.
He attended the Sheffield College of Art before his family emigrated to Australia in 1958. There, Booth worked as a laborer for several years and then entered the National Gallery School in Melbourne. In the early 1970s, Booth painted hard-edged abstractions of dark rectangles, primarily in black to signify social alienation. By 1977, however, he had begun working in figurative and landscape imagery as well as abstraction, and he continues to explore both directions to this day.
On loan from Spiegelworld Impresario Extraordinaire’s private collection.