Whiteley, Brett

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Whiteley, Brett Gender: M
born on 7 April 1939 at 06:10 (= 06:10 AM )
Place Longueville, Australia, 33s50, 151e10
Timezone AEST h10e (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 16°08' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 20°19 Asc.s_aricol.18.gif 15°04'


Australian artist, a student at the Julian Ashtron School before winning a traveling scholarship to Italy in 1959. In 1961 he was chosen to represent Australia at the UNESCO Young painters' Convention in Paris and received wide publicity when he won the international prize at the Paris Biennale. Whiteley returned to Australia in 1961 but by the late '70s, the struggle and tension that had charged his early work had been diverted into his personal life and his battle with heroin became public knowledge. On 1/16/1976, his "Self-Portrait in a Studio," where the haunted face of an addicts peers from the canvas, won the Archibald Prize, which he won again on 1/20/1978 with "Art, Life and the Other Thing," where his hand is caught between a brush and a syringe. He also won the Wynne Prize for landscapes in 1977, 1978 and 1984 and the Sulman Prize in 1976 and 1978.

On 5/15/1962, Whiteley married Wendy Julius and they had one daughter. He died on 6/15/1992.

Link to Wikipedia biography



  • Financial : Gain significant money 1959 (Won a traveling scholarship to Italy)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1961 (Represented Australia at UNESCO)
  • Work : Prize 1976 (Won the Sulman Prize)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 16 January 1976 (Painted "Self-Portrait in a Studio")
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  • Work : Prize 1977 (Won the Wynne Award)
  • Work : Prize 1978 (Won the Wynne Award)
  • Work : Prize 1978 (Won the Sulman Prize)
  • Work : Prize 20 January 1978 (Awarded second Archibald Prize)
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  • Work : Prize 1984 (Won the Wynne Award)

Source Notes

Dennis Sutton quotes him, given in Sutton's 50 Australian charts, published 1996


  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Drugs (Heroin addiction)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (From 1962)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (One daughter)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (Australia to France to Australia)
  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Numerous prizes)