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Charles Blackman
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Birth Date:August 12, 1928
Astrology Sign:Leo
Chinese Sign:Dragon - Yang
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Charles Blackman

Biography:Charles Blackman (born 12 August 1928) is an Australian artist.

Blackman, born in Sydney, left school at thirteen and worked as an illustrator with the Sydney Sun newspaper while attending night classes at East Sydney Technical College (1943-46). He came to notice following his move to Melbourne in the mid-1940s, where he gained the support of critic and art patron John Reed and became known for his 'Schoolgirl' and 'Alice' series. In 1959 he was a signatory to the Antipodean Manifesto, a statement protesting the dominance of abstract expressionism. He was part of this Antipodeans Group. His work is assocated with dreamlike images tinged with mystery and foreboding. In 1960-64 he travelled overseas after winning the Helena Rubenstein Scholarship, settling in Sydney on his return. He has won many prizes and distinctions, culminating in a major retrospective in 1993 and an OBE for services to Australian art in 1997.

A portrait of Charles Blackman by Jon Molvig won the Archibald Prize in 1966.

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Chinese Horoscope for Charles Blackman
Includes characteristics and Vices
Charles Blackman's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: January 23, 1928 - February 09, 1929
Birthday: August 12, 1928

The Dragon is a Yang,
and is the Fifth sign of the Chinese horoscope.

Good Health

Personality and Character Cards:
Personality and character cards are identical!

Charles Blackman's Personality Tarot Card The Emperor - Personality Card

Birthday: August 12, 1928

Material success, stability, authority and ambition.

This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Charles Blackman's Growth Tarot Card The Empress

Birthday: August 12, 2017

Abundance, fruitfulness and fertility; perhaps marriage or children.




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