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Vale Charles Blackman – Australia says goodbye to an Antipodean legend

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Gina Fairley

A portrait of him won the Archibald Prize in 1966, a Melbourne hotel was named after him, and he even wrote a manifesto that shaped Australian art history. Blackman’s legacy is great.

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Charles Blackman with his daughters Christabel (left) and Bertie (right); supplied

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Gina Fairley covers the Visual Arts nationally for ArtsHub. Based in Sydney you can follow her on Twitter @ginafairley and Instagram at fairleygina.