Forever Young: beginnings, no end

Iconophilia is pleased to introduce the work of The Precisionist of Pambula, Tom Bosman. Born in the Netherlands near Amsterdam in 1931, Tom came to Canberra in 1958, and has been a regular exhibitor with the Canberra Art Society since his early years here. Since his retirement to the coast he has devoted himself full-time to his passion for painting his surroundings.

Trained as a carpenter, draftsman, builder and engineer, Tom’s attraction to painting has been a constant if secondary factor in a busy life in many parts of the world, and finally in Australia.  In the post-war years his association with the Free Academy in Amsterdam (working at first with Willem Douch) introduced him to both historical and contemporary art.

This week Tom shares the spotlight at the Bega Valley Regional Gallery with The Magic Realist of Braidwood Jack Featherstone (born 1929), together with a bunch of local Bega High School students (born c.1994) in the show Forever Young: beginnings, no end. This exhibition, with its mellifluous title, is the curatorial work of Megan Bottari, and features the work of these two elders of the brush, plus the futurists of Gen Z, and is on show for the next month.

You can find Jack’s works in previous posts on Iconophilia. These iPhone snaps of Tom’s works date from the late 90s (Way behind Cobar, The Monaro, The Murrumbidgee Valley) and are characteristic of his Precisionist style, which seems to carry both echoes of his Dutch heritage, together with his home-grown sense of form, colour, and design. Precisionist, you ask? See here. Well spotted, Megan!


#1 Lauren on 11.14.10 at 7:38 am

Great work, Nigel; love it. Thanks for sharing!

#2 netty on 11.20.10 at 11:37 pm

love it! thanks Nigel!

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