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English-born Roberts grew up in South Coogee and began playing for the rugby league club South Sydney in Four years later, in a move that made him rugby league's highest paid player, he left Souths for Manly. In late he was accepted into the competitive National Institute of Dramatic Art. Since graduating inhe has appeared in feature films, stage productions and television shows in Australia, the USA and the UK, and worked as a baggage handler for Virgin Airlines.
The same year, he successfully lobbied the NRL to give public support to same-sex marriage.
Between and Watson produced a series of posed figure studies of a barely clad Roberts in obviously staged studio settings. This painting is part of another series titled Galerie des Glaces, or Hall of Mirrors, in which Watson has interpolated lithe twentieth century figures into paintings by Vermeer, Ter Borsch, Bronzino and other old masters.
This work is 'after' Antoine Coypela French painter in the Baroque style whose most famous production is the ceiling of the Chapel at Versailles Ross Watson age 41 in Ian Roberts age 38 in On one level The Companion talks about the most famous and frontline Australians, but on another it tells us about ourselves: who we read, who we watch, who we listen to, who we cheer for, who we aspire to be, and who we'll never forget.
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Donated by Ross Watson 2 portraits. Related portraits. All Ross Watson.
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