Perceval, John (1923-2000)

Also known as
Perceval, John de Burgh (1923-2000)
Perceval, John De Burgh (1923-2000)
South, Linwood Robert Steven (1923-2000)
South, Linwood Robert Stevens (1923-2000)
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Artists; Artist; Painter; Ceramist
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John Perceval had little formal training as an artist, but after he fell ill with polio at the age of 15 he concentrated on painting and drawing. He came to know the Boyd family and the Angry Penguins circle of Heide Park and they were the greatest influence on his developing style.

John Perceval was born on 1 February 1923 with the name Linwood Robert Steven South Bruce Rock in Western Australia. His father, Robert South, was a wheat farmer, a man well known for his hard work and violent temper. His parents’ marriage was short-lived. His mother, born Dorothy Dolton, left when the boy was only 18 months old, with his older sister unhappily stayed with their father until 1934 when their mother married William de Burgh Perceval in Melbourne. John Perceval took his stepfather’s name, and began to attend Trinity Grammar. At the age of 15 he suffered from polio, and spent a year in hospital. As a part of his recovery he began to paint.He came to know the artists associated with Melbourne’s newly established Contemporary Art Society, and through them joined the circle of artists and writers around John and Sunday Reed at Heide Park. Despite his withered leg John Perceval enlisted in the Army as his skills as a draughtsman could be used in the Cartographic Company. Here he met Arthur Boyd, and then the entire extended Boyd family at Murrumbeena. He married Arthur’s youngest sister, Mary Boyd, in 1944. With Arthur Boyd and Neil Douglas he worked at the Murrumbeena pottery, making decorated pots and bowls. His paintings of this period show a strong influence of Arthur Boyd’s work, with a joyeus brush stroke and an almost naive quality.The Perceval family lived at Williamstown, at the old naval port on the mouth of the Yarra and ...

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  • worked with family and learnt ceramics
  • painting and drawing

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  • fl. c.1940 - c.1999

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  1. John Perceval : artist file
    Perceval, John, 1923-2000
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  3. [John Perceval : Australasian Art & Artists File]
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  4. Gannets diving, 1956 / John Perceval
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  6. Perceval : the last of the angry penguins : a tribute early and important paintings from 1935-1995 : 18th April - 17th May, 2001
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  7. Recent works by John Perceval
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  8. Study for Population Explosion / John Perceval
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    [ Poster, chart, other : 1962 ]
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  9. John Perceval : Williamstown and other images [exhibition held] Gould Galleries, Melbourne 24 October - 12th November 1989
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