Brett Whiteley was an Australian artist who was born in Sydney on the 7th of April 1939 and died on the 15th of June 1992. He began drawing at a young age and kept creating artworks until roughly 1985.
In Whiteley’s early years his influences were William Scott and Roger Hilton but his main influence throughout his time working as an artist has been Vincent Van Gogh. This is shown in artworks Night Cafe and Alchemy. Brett Whiteley’s artworks have been influenced by the landscapes around him, where he lives and where he travels. Brett Whiteley was born in Sydney so he has created paintings of the surroundings like Darling Harbour and the Opera House. He has also travelled to Fiji,