Kevin Lincoln

“These are introspective works par excellence. They are not just the products of a mind given to contemplation, but they prompt us as viewers to think inwardly… In this manner, Kevin Lincoln’s painting follows the traditions of both Zen painting and calligraphy, and the Still Life genre of 17th century Holland” Gordon Morrison

“One of the most introverted and underrated artists in this country, Lincoln paints his own features with the same piercing objectivity he brings to bear on still-life subjects” John McDonald

“The lifetime discipline of drawing from the observed, whether it be in the studio, a museum or from nature, has honed (Kevin Lincoln’s) natural draughtsmanship as well as a repertoire of forms either depicting or abstracted from observation” Elizabeth Cross

The still life, the self-portrait and the realisation of specific spaces have been enduring concerns throughout Kevin Lincoln’s career. His sensitive consideration of these subjects has emphasised modesty, restraint and natural beauty, concepts that are echoed in his collection of Japanese pottery. Items from this collection have appeared frequently in his work in recent years.  

In 2015 The Art Gallery of Ballarat held the highly regarded survey exhibition Kevin Lincoln: The Eye's MindThe exhibition featured a diverse range of work from over 25 years of the critically acclaimed artist's career and then travelled to Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston in 2016. A comprehensive exhibition catalogue accompanied the exhibition and the major monograph, Kevin Lincoln: Art and Life, written by Hendrik Kolenberg, was published in 2006, providing great insight into the artist’s extensive oeuvre.

Kevin Lincoln was born in Hobart, Tasmania in 1941. He began showing with the Social Realists Group in Melbourne in the 1960s and since then has continued to exhibit regularly in galleries in Sydney, Canberra, Hobart and Melbourne. In 1990, the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston held a survey exhibition of his paintings and drawings, which toured Tasmania and Victoria. In 2013 he won the Colville Lloyd Rees Art Prize. His work is represented in important public collections, including the National Gallery of Victoria, the Art Gallery of New South Wales and the National Gallery of Australia.

Kevin Lincoln currently lives and works in Melbourne.

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Kevin Lincoln, Night garden V, 22/5/2012, oil on canvas, 85 x 239.5cm, 15773

Night garden V, 22/5/2012
oil on canvas
85 x 239.5cm
15773

Selected Stock

Kevin Lincoln
(Untitled - tea bowl), 2012
oil on canvas
30 x 31cm
20676

Kevin Lincoln
Cannons Creek 1, 2013
oil on canvas
69 x 104cm
16888

Kevin Lincoln
2013
oil on canvas
30.5 x 25.5cm
18985

Kevin Lincoln
Garden 2, 2015
drypoint
8 of 10
22 x 38cm
17323

Kevin Lincoln
(Untitled - tea bowl), 2016
oil on canvas
30 x 30cm
20677

Kevin Lincoln
untitled, 2017
oil on canvas
40 x 45.5cm
20607

Kevin Lincoln
untitled, 2017
oil on canvas
56 x 71cm
20020

Kevin Lincoln
untitled, 2017
oil on canvas
30.5 x 41cm
20608

Kevin Lincoln
Jetty, Recherche Bay, 2018
oil on canvas
51 x 61cm
20679

This is a selection only, for further information contact the gallery.