Paul Ryan was born in 1964 in Wollongong, Australia. He studied painting at the National Art School in Sydney, graduating in 1987. After graduating, Ryan moved to London, where he worked as a painter and printmaker. He returned to Australia in 1990 and has since established himself as one of the most important contemporary painters in the country. Ryan's paintings are characterized by their bold colours, expressive brushstrokes, and atmospheric landscapes. He often paints scenes from his childhood in Wollongong, as well as more recent landscapes from around Australia. Ryan's work is often described as being influenced by the German Romantics and the Hudson River School painters. However, his work is also unique and distinctive, and he has developed his own individual style. Ryan has exhibited his work extensively in Australia and overseas. He has had solo exhibitions at galleries in Sydney, Melbourne, London, New York, and Los Angeles. His work is also held in the collections of many major museums and galleries, including the National Gallery of Australia, the Art Gallery of New South Wales, and the British Museum.
The total number of works by Paul Ryan offered for sale by auction since 1990 is 89, of which 56 (63%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $31,200 for Fieldsy: the Rum Corps sold by Shapiro Auctioneers in November 2016. No works have been offered for sale this year, and the last sale we have recorded for the artist was in 2023. Works by Paul Ryan are held by the Geelong Gallery.
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