Original Watercolour and Dammar Varnish Painting on Canvas
Title: Russian Boy (Soccer Violence)
Image Size: 153cm x 190cm
Condition: Very Good to Excellent for Age (Few minor scuffs on Canvas, not too noticeable as blends into Artwork)
Cherry Hood is an Australian artist, known for her portraiture. She won the 2002 Archibald Prize for her portrait - Simon Tedeschi Unplugged.
Cherry Alexandra Hood was born in Adelaide, and is the youngest daughter of Max and Helen Hood.
She attained a Master of Visual Art at Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney in 2000. Her thesis investigated gender politics in art and culture, cultural mores and taboos surrounding the representation of the male body.
Hood had countless solo and group shows while at university in artist-run spaces.
Her works have been collected by most major institutions in Australia and many corporate and private collections. Hood has had solo shows in New York, Zurich, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Toronto and Vancouver. Hood works in the unlikely medium of Watercolour to produce her oversized portraits, which are most frequently anonymous composite and not any actual person.
In 2001 she was also an Archibald Prize finalist with her water colour of art lecturer Matthÿs Gerber and in 2010 with her portrait of Michael Zavros.