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Paul Atroshenko Robert Wardrop

Image courtesy the artist

According to the artist Paul Atroshenko: 'Robert Wardrop was an associate of John Breckenreg, the owner of the Artarmon Galleries in Sydney. When I returned to Australia from Europe in 1968, it was Robert who took me under his wing and started my painting career in Australia. He commissioned this portrait of himself with the proviso that I enter it in that year’s Archibald Prize for portraiture.’