Phillip John O'sullivan

Born in Palmerston North, New Zealand in 1949, Phillip O'Sullivan began his artistic journey under the guidance of artist Sydney Charles Smith before studying at the Canterbury School of Fine Arts. Throughout his career, O'Sullivan has become known for his work as both an abstract painter and a figurative artist, utilizing various mediums such as oil, acrylic, charcoal drawing, prints, oil pastels, and watercolor. With over 40 solo gallery exhibitions and museum shows under his belt, O'Sullivan has established himself as a prominent figure in the art world.

During his time at the Petar-James Gallery, O'Sullivan collaborated with esteemed artists like Milan Mrkusich, Gordon Walters, and Richard Killeen. His connections within the art community extended to personal friendships with artists such as Ian Scott, Gregg Johns, and Joanna Paul. O'Sullivan has had over fourteen studios throughout his career, showcasing his dedication to his craft and the evolution of his artistic style.

Phillip O'Sullivan's art has garnered significant attention in the art world, with records of auction sales dating back to 1996. His works have been sold at various auctions, with the highest recorded price for his piece 'Spartacus' reaching $5,212 at Webb's in October 2022. With pieces held in collections at institutions like the Auckland Art Gallery and Victoria University, O'Sullivan's art has made a lasting impact on both private collectors and public audiences.

For those looking to add a touch of sophistication and creativity to their home or office decor, consider purchasing prints of Phillip O'Sullivan's captivating works. With a diverse range of styles and mediums, O'Sullivan's art offers something for every art enthusiast and collector.

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