Bill Brown’s exceptional work shows his pursuit of the authentic mark and his relentless struggle for truth. He is one of the most respected figures in Australian visual arts and has had enormous influence over a generation of younger artists. He taught drawing and painting at the National Art School from 1970 to 2009. He has also lectured at the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Sydney and Sydney College of the Arts. Encouraged by artist Godfrey Miller, he commenced full-time studies at the National Art School in the 1960′s and was awarded the National Art Students’ Club Prize in his final year. Brown’s first exhibition was at the legendary Rudy Komon Gallery in 1968 where one of his horse race paintings was acquired by the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Brown’s work is held in major Australian public galleries including the Art Gallery of New South Wales, National Gallery of Australia, Art Gallery of South Australia, Museum of Contemporary Art, and a number of regional gallery and university collections.