|NAME: Robert Wade|
OVERVIEW: Robert Wade is a signature Member of the Australian Watercolour Institute and the American Watercolour Society. Born in Melbourne, Australia, 1930, the distinguished Australian artist, Robert A. Wade, has gained International acclaim. He has exhibited with most of the major Watercolour Societies in the World and won important awards in many countries. His work has received 12 major overseas awards, in England, France and USA, plus 93 awards in Australia.
PROFILE: Among the awards are the; Cornelissen Award of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours, London, 1983; Talens Award and Public Choice, Grand Prix International, Tregastel, France 1994; Clay Kent Medal, (best in show), International Society of Marine Painters, Washington, D,C., 1985; eight major awards of the celebrated Salmagundi Club, New York, including the Macowin Tuttle Memorial Award, (FIRST PRIZE, WATERCOLOR,) 1989 and 1990; Emanuel Krueger Memorial Award (BEST IN SHOW) 1988; 91 awards for watercolour in Australia since 1977, including three Gold Medals for Watercolour at Camberwell Rotary Exhibition, 1981, 1985, 1987. He was elected "Artist of the Year", Victorian Artists' Society, 1985 and 1986; also in 1986 he received the "Advance Australia Medal" for his outstanding contribution to Australian Watercolour. Wade was elected Member of the Australian Watercolour Institute, 1983 / Elected Member American Watercolor Society 2000 / Honorary Member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours, London, 1983/1990 / Elected Fellow, Royal Society of Arts, London, 1987 / Honorary Member Sociedad Mexicana de Acuarelistas, Mexico, 1982 / Elected Member International Society of Marine Painters, USA, 1980 / Elected Member Salmagundi Club NY 1985 and Knickerbocker Artists New York, 1991 / Honorary Member Pittsburgh Watercolor Society, USA, 1985 / Life Member of Watercolour Society of Victoria; Patron and Life Member of the Hawthorn Artists Society / Fellow of Victorian Artists Society and former Council Member.
He has exhibited with most of the world's major Watercolour Societies including the American Watercolor Society; Royal Watercolour Society London,; Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours, London. His work is represented in many public, corporate, and private collections including the Brooklyn Museum, New York; the Royal Watercolour Society, London; Salmagundi Club, New York; Australian Watercolour Institute; Westpac Bank; Bank of Tokyo; Museum of Watercolour, Mexico City; State Regional Galleries, Hamilton and Castlemaine, Victoria: Victorian State College; Victorian Artists Society.
His commissions include paintings for Australia Post's Aerogramme for the International Philatelic Exhibition, 1984, the Bible Society's 1988 Australian Bi-Centenary Bible, the 1988 Australian Bi-Centenary Open Golf Championship, and for many leading International golfers and Golf Clubs. His work is published in limited editions in London by Rosenstiel's Fine Arts. He lectures on the heritage of Australian watercolour to many art societies around the world, earning himself the title of; "The Unofficial World Ambassador of Watercolour." One of the most respected artists of our time, his name is synonymous with watercolour worldwide.
RECENT ARTWORK BY ROBERT WADE (click on an image to view a larger image and information)