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John Badcock

John Badcock is a well recognised name in New Zealand Art. He is from an extremely artistic family, and first began painting with his father, Douglas Badcock, in Queenstown over 45 years ago. He has been working as a professional artist for more than 30 years and has had numerous public and dealer gallery exhibitions.

His works are held in major public collections including The Hocken Library, Dunedin, Christchurch Art Gallery, New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Wellington, Aigantighe Art Gallery, Timaru and Andersons Park, Invercargill. He also has work in the Sackman Corporation collection in New York.

John’s artwork is identifiable by his heavily applied and beautifully sculptured use of rich oil paint on board. These rich textural paintings illustrate the skill of John’s ability to form fields of grasses and seeding flowers, stunning portraiture or the bold form of intricate Victorian architecture from paint that is almost “falling off the canvas”.

John has numerous awards to his name from throughout New Zealand and in 2007 he was selected for the Archibald Salon des Refuses exhibition in Sydney, Australia.

Early in 2015 John was included in the top 10 Great Artists from New Zealand list, compiled by and joins the other great artists such as Bill Hammond, Jason Greig and Kushana Bush.

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