Melissa Beowulf

Melissa Beowulf (born 1957) is an Australian artist, specialising in portraiture. She grew up in Sydney, Australia and moved to Canberra in the late 1980s,[1] later working between both Woollahra and Canberra.

Melissa Beowulf
Born 1957 (age 6364)
Nationality Australian
Known for Portraiture
Spouse(s) Thorhammer Beowulf (married c.1985, widowed 2015)
Children Thorsten Halley, Bjorn Toren, Thorin, and Beren

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Beowulf undertook a masters in Art Practice in Sydney.[2]

In 2000, Beowulf was a finalist in the Archibald Prize with a portrait of painter Ken Done.[3]

In 2001, she was selected for the Archibald Prize’s Salon des Refusés for her portrait of the National Gallery’sBrian Kennedy.[4][5][6]

In 2002, she was a finalist in the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize for her portrait of Nancy Wake, later acquired by the National Portrait Gallery.[7] Beowulf chose Wake as a subject to help ensure she got more recognition for her service within Australia.[8]

In 2010, she was a finalist in the Portia Geach Memorial Award with a portrait of comedian Adam Spencer.[9][10] She was also highly commended for that award in 1998, 2000, 2001 and 2003. Her 1998 entry was a portrait of Pru Goward.[11] Her 2003 entry was a self-portrait.[12][13]

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