Geoffrey Dyer Australian, b. 1947-

Geoffrey Dyer is one of Australia's most renowned landscape painters. Born in Hobart, Geoff's inspiration is his native Tasmania, imaging the sublime sea and landscapes of the South West and Maria Island, as well as the iconic scenery of the Franklin River, Cradle Mountain and Lake St. Clare.

 

Having studied at the Tasmanian School of Art between 1965 and 1968, Dyer has exhibited frequently in solo and group exhibitions ever since the seventies and his work is represented in some of Australia's best public and private collections, including the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, Artbank, the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart; and the Qantas collection.

 

Winning the Archibald prize in 2003 for his portrait of his fellow Tasmanian, Richard Flanagan, Geoff has been selected as a finalist for the prize on 11 occasions and as a finalist in the Wynne Prize on 9 occasions.