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Robert Klippel in his Paris atelier, December 1949, unknown photographer, Robert Klippel archive, Art Gallery of New South Wales archive

Robert Klippel archive

Robert Klippel (1920–2001) is widely regarded as Australia’s leading sculptor. As well as sculptures, he produced a remarkable body of drawings, watercolours and collages during a career spanning six decades.

The Robert Klippel archive at the Art Gallery of NSW was assembled by the artist and is his main archival collection, thoroughly documenting his life and art from early childhood until his death. The selection reproduced online includes personal photographs of the artist, his friends, family, studio and works.

Overview of this archive

Archive of 90 boxes containing sketchbooks, notebooks, diaries, correspondence, official records, reports and certificates, exhibition documentation, press reviews, original artworks, artist materials, printing blocks, architectural plans and drawings, posters, images of artworks, personal images, audio recordings, audio-visual recordings, objects and printed matter.

Dimensions: 960cm
Date: 1930–2001
Gift of the artist’s son, Andrew Klippel, 2017

About this artist

Biography and works

Selected items