SAM LEACH (b. 1973) – Australian.
Medium: Oil on board/linen with resin coat
Melbourne-based artist Sam Leach has cemented his place in Australian art history, after taking out both the 2010 Art Gallery of New South Wales’ Archibald (portraiture) and Wynne (landscape) Prizes, Australia’s two most prestigious art awards. What makes this an incredible feat is that 2 very different panels judge each prize separately.
An unprecedented 5 major awards in 5 years (marked below in bold) for this 37 yr old artist and now one of Australia’s most in demand and collectable artists.