Philip Trusttum (1940 -) is a leading contemporary expressionist artist. His works are usually large-scale and energetic, on un-stretched canvas.
Trusttum attended the University of Canterbury School of Fine Arts graduating with a Diploma in Fine Arts in 1965. Significantly Rudolf Gopas was a key tutor and while there he began exhibiting with The Group, a group of well-known Canterbury artists whose members included Colin McCahon, Toss Woollaston, and Doris Lusk.
In 1967, Trusttum was awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council scholarship for travel to develop his practice in Australia. Another QE11 grant in 1972 enabled him to travel trip to Europe and the USA.
Trusttum’s work has largely been inspired by everyday life experiences often worked into a semi-abstract form. His subject matter has ranged from landscapes to tennis, gardening to horses to Japanese masks and portraits.
Image Dimensions: 635mm W x 835mm H
Framed Dimensions: 860mm W x 1055mm H