Abel, Catherine

Bio

Australian artist, Catherine Abel is renowned internationally for her striking figurative oil paintings.
Combining the stylised geometry of the Art Deco period with the clarity of the Italian Renaissance
Masters, her works are powerfully seductive compositions of beauty, strength and grace.

Self-taught, Abel began painting professionally after moving to Paris in 2000.
Influenced greatly by European art and history, she immersed herself in her painting, rapidly
building her reputation as a fine art painter.
She has exhibited in Australia, France and the USA and is a sought-after portraitist.

“Art history is a profound teacher.
To achieve mastery one only has to tap into the Greats who have gone before us
and surrender to their counsel. Their creative spirits still exist.”

Autumn Zephyr (oil on canvas)
Autumn Zephyr (oil on canvas)

ABL250094: Autumn Zephyr (oil on canvas), Abel, Catherine / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

La Vie en Rose (oil on canvas)
La Vie en Rose (oil on canvas)

ABL250095: La Vie en Rose (oil on canvas), Abel, Catherine / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Composition Looking East (oil on canvas)
Composition Looking East (oil on canvas)

ABL250096: Composition Looking East (oil on canvas), Abel, Catherine / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Girl with the Scarab Ring (oil on canvas)
Girl with the Scarab Ring (oil on canvas)

ABL250097: Girl with the Scarab Ring (oil on canvas), Abel, Catherine / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

All My Days (oil on canvas)
All My Days (oil on canvas)

ABL250098: All My Days (oil on canvas), Abel, Catherine / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

The Beauty of Her (oil on linen)
The Beauty of Her (oil on linen)

ABL250099: The Beauty of Her (oil on linen), Abel, Catherine / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Belle de Jour (oil on linen)
Belle de Jour (oil on linen)

ABL275399: Belle de Jour (oil on linen), Abel, Catherine / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Gare de l'Est (oil on linen)
Gare de l'Est (oil on linen)

ABL293392: Gare de l'Est (oil on linen), Abel, Catherine / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Bird of Paradise (oil on linen)
Bird of Paradise (oil on linen)

ABL293393: Bird of Paradise (oil on linen), Abel, Catherine / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Grace (oil on linen)
Grace (oil on linen)

ABL293394: Grace (oil on linen), Abel, Catherine / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Reflections of Grace, 2006  (oil on linen)
Reflections of Grace, 2006  (oil on linen)

ABL294400: Reflections of Grace, 2006 (oil on linen), Abel, Catherine / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Autumn Ruby (oil on linen)
Autumn Ruby (oil on linen)

ABL294401: Autumn Ruby (oil on linen), Abel, Catherine / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Eden (triptych) (oil on linen)
Eden (triptych) (oil on linen)

ABL294402: Eden (triptych) (oil on linen), Abel, Catherine / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Tea, Late Afternoon (oil on linen)
Tea, Late Afternoon (oil on linen)

ABL294403: Tea, Late Afternoon (oil on linen), Abel, Catherine / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Sunworshipper II (oil on canvas)
Sunworshipper II (oil on canvas)

ABL294404: Sunworshipper II (oil on canvas), Abel, Catherine / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Sunworshipper I (oil on canvas)
Sunworshipper I (oil on canvas)

ABL294405: Sunworshipper I (oil on canvas), Abel, Catherine / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Maiden Voyage (oil on canvas)
Maiden Voyage (oil on canvas)

ABL294406: Maiden Voyage (oil on canvas), Abel, Catherine / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Foliage I (oil on canvas)
Foliage I (oil on canvas)

ABL294407: Foliage I (oil on canvas), Abel, Catherine / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Foliage II (oil on canvas)
Foliage II (oil on canvas)

ABL294408: Foliage II (oil on canvas), Abel, Catherine / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Foliage III (oil on canvas)
Foliage III (oil on canvas)

ABL294409: Foliage III (oil on canvas), Abel, Catherine / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

L'Homme d'Affair (oil on canvas)
L'Homme d'Affair (oil on canvas)

ABL294410: L'Homme d'Affair (oil on canvas), Abel, Catherine / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Golden Poppy Hour (oil on canvas)
Golden Poppy Hour (oil on canvas)

ABL294411: Golden Poppy Hour (oil on canvas), Abel, Catherine / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Homage to Man Ray (oil on canvas)
Homage to Man Ray (oil on canvas)

ABL294412: Homage to Man Ray (oil on canvas), Abel, Catherine / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Red Kimono (oil on canvas)
Red Kimono (oil on canvas)

ABL294413: Red Kimono (oil on canvas), Abel, Catherine / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Lilies (oil on canvas)
Lilies (oil on canvas)

ABL294414: Lilies (oil on canvas), Abel, Catherine / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Berlin 1924 (oil on canvas)
Berlin 1924 (oil on canvas)

ABL294415: Berlin 1924 (oil on canvas), Abel, Catherine / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

European Winter (oil on canvas)
European Winter (oil on canvas)

ABL294416: European Winter (oil on canvas), Abel, Catherine / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Three Graces (oil on canvas)
Three Graces (oil on canvas)

ABL294417: Three Graces (oil on canvas), Abel, Catherine / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

La Rive Gauche (oil on canvas)
La Rive Gauche (oil on canvas)

ABL294418: La Rive Gauche (oil on canvas), Abel, Catherine / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Cubist Lilies (oil on canvas)
Cubist Lilies (oil on canvas)

ABL294419: Cubist Lilies (oil on canvas), Abel, Catherine / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

In the Forest (oil on canvas)
In the Forest (oil on canvas)

ABL428087: In the Forest (oil on canvas), Abel, Catherine / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Woman with Cello (oil on canvas)
Woman with Cello (oil on canvas)

ABL428088: Woman with Cello (oil on canvas), Abel, Catherine / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Postcards from Paris (oil on canvas)
Postcards from Paris (oil on canvas)

ABL428089: Postcards from Paris (oil on canvas), Abel, Catherine / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Olive Satin Dress (oil on canvas)
Olive Satin Dress (oil on canvas)

ABL428090: Olive Satin Dress (oil on canvas), Abel, Catherine / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Orange Scarf (oil on canvas)
Orange Scarf (oil on canvas)

ABL428091: Orange Scarf (oil on canvas), Abel, Catherine / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Adam & Eve, Gangster Study (oil on canvas)
Adam & Eve, Gangster Study (oil on canvas)

ABL428092: Adam & Eve, Gangster Study (oil on canvas), Abel, Catherine / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Cubist Nude (oil on canvas)
Cubist Nude (oil on canvas)

ABL428093: Cubist Nude (oil on canvas), Abel, Catherine / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Bon Voyage (oil on canvas)
Bon Voyage (oil on canvas)

ABL428094: Bon Voyage (oil on canvas), Abel, Catherine / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Homage to Harlow (oil on linen)
Homage to Harlow (oil on linen)

ABL428096: Homage to Harlow (oil on linen), Abel, Catherine / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Still Life with Roses (oil on canvas)
Still Life with Roses (oil on canvas)

ABL428097: Still Life with Roses (oil on canvas), Abel, Catherine / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Still Life with Teapots (oil on canvas)
Still Life with Teapots (oil on canvas)

ABL428098: Still Life with Teapots (oil on canvas), Abel, Catherine / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Seated Cubist Nude (oil on canvas)
Seated Cubist Nude (oil on canvas)

ABL428099: Seated Cubist Nude (oil on canvas), Abel, Catherine / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Chez Agnes (oil on linen)
Chez Agnes (oil on linen)

ABL429954: Chez Agnes (oil on linen), Abel, Catherine / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Grey Cloche (oil on canvas)
Grey Cloche (oil on canvas)

ABL429955: Grey Cloche (oil on canvas), Abel, Catherine / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Beautiful Tristesse (oil on linen)
Beautiful Tristesse (oil on linen)

ABL429956: Beautiful Tristesse (oil on linen), Abel, Catherine / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Opium Dreamer (oil on linen)
Opium Dreamer (oil on linen)

ABL429957: Opium Dreamer (oil on linen), Abel, Catherine / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Petite Libellule (oil on linen)
Petite Libellule (oil on linen)

ABL429958: Petite Libellule (oil on linen), Abel, Catherine / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Primavera (oil on linen)
Primavera (oil on linen)

ABL429959: Primavera (oil on linen), Abel, Catherine / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Rhapsody in Blue (oil on canvas)
Rhapsody in Blue (oil on canvas)

ABL429960: Rhapsody in Blue (oil on canvas), Abel, Catherine / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Sarah (oil on canvas)
Sarah (oil on canvas)

ABL429961: Sarah (oil on canvas), Abel, Catherine / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

La Femme en Soie (oil on linen)
La Femme en Soie (oil on linen)

ABL993703: La Femme en Soie (oil on linen), Abel, Catherine / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images


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