Euan Macleod

Born in Christchurch New Zealand, Euan Macleod attained a Diploma of Fine Arts (painting) before moving to Sydney in 1981. Macleod has had over 60 solo exhibitions internationally and taken part in numerous group shows not just in Australia but around the world.

His work is represented in many private and public collections globally. The most notable are Te Papa Museum, NZ, The National Gallery of Australia in Canberra and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Macleod is a figurative landscape painter. His dark, expressive paintings are heavily textured. En plein air painting is a major element in his artistic process and his immediate response to the landscape evokes an incredible rawness and energy to his imagery.

Today, Euan Macleod is considered one of the country’s preeminent and most influential painters. He has been the recipient of some of Australia’s greatest art prizes; the Archibald Prize (1999), Tattersalls Landscape Prize (2000 & 2009), Sulman Art Prize (2001), Blake Prize (2006), NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize (2008), Gallipoli Art Prize (2009), and the Kings School Art Prize (2011). 

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