Charles Blackman (1928-2018) was an Australian painter known for his surreal and literary-infused paintings. He was known for being Australia’s most well-known figurative painter. Blackman started his art training by working as an illustrator at the Sydney Sun Newspaper in 1942. In 1947, he attended the Hayward Veal at the Meldrum School of Art. After that, he studied drawing at the SORA (Studio of Realist Art). Some of Blackman’s famous series include Schoolgirls, Alice and Wonderland, and A Nightmare Series. The Nightmare Series was influenced by the works of the 18th-century painter Henry Fuseli. He founded the Antipodean art movement and signed the manifesto in 1959. In the 1960s and 70s, Blackman would exhibit and travel in Europe. He would spend six years in London, England, showing his work at places such as the Tate Museum and The Whitechapel Gallery. After that, he would move to Paris, France. Blackman died one week after his 90th birthday in 2018. Meta Description: Charles Blackman (1928-2018) was an Australian painter known for his surrealistic and literary-infused paintings. He was part of the Antipodean movement.