John Lennox - Biography

John Lennox’ style and approach to painting evolved steadily throughout his career that spanned over four decades. A prolific producer in the 1970’s and 1980’s he is perhaps best know as a highly skilled photorealist that seamlessly traversed across landscape and figurative painting. In his early 20’s, and then again in his late 30’s, Lennox traveled widely through Europe directly studying the Impressionists and Post Impressionists of France. Other influences on the artist included the American artist John Singer Sargent, and in Australia a diverse selection of prominent painters including the key artist’s of the Heidelberg School, as well as Russell Drysdale and, in his more decorative work, Rupert Bunny.

Lennox exhibited consistently from 1972 until the mid-1990’s when his life and career were cut short in an accident at a country property in New South Wales in 1996. In 2008 the Benalla Art Gallery hosted a survey exhibition titled John Lennox. Lennox then exhibited with Kick Gallery in 2014 in an exhibition titled Enigma and continues to be represented by Jacob Hoerner Galleries.