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Short Biography

The late Les Kossatz was a well known Melbourne-based artist and academic whose work is represented in many regional and state galleries and the National Gallery of Australia. He studied art at the Melbourne Teachers’ College and the RMIT, and went on to teach at the RMIT and Monash University. Kossatz’s first significant commission was for the stained glass windows at the Monash University Chapel in Melbourne. Later commissions included works for the Australian War Memorial, the High Court, the Ian Potter Foundation at the National Gallery of Victoria and the Darling Harbour Authority, Sydney. His sculpture, 'Ainslie’s Sheep', commissioned by Arts ACT in 2000, is a popular national capital landmark in the centre of Civic. A major retrospective of Kossatz’s work was held in 2009 at the Heide Park and Art Gallery, Melbourne.

Current / Upcoming Exhibitions

"Sweeney Reed and Strines Gallery" Exhibition at Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne (Aug 2018 - Feb 2019)

Exhibition History

"The art of existence" solo exhibition at Heide Museum of Modern Art (Nov 2008 - March 2009)

To be updated soon

Druckma Press

The concept of Druckma Press originated in Paris in 1974 when George Baldessin and John Robinson discussed the possibility of setting up a print workshop in Melbourne. In mid 1976 the Druckma Press was established. George Baldessin, John Robinson and Les Kossatz were the founders. They printed their own works as well as editioning for other prominent artists such as Fred Williams, John Brack, Clifton Pugh, John Olsen and Franz Kempf.


If you're interested in finding out more about Druckma Press or purchasing some works please contact us.


More information on Druckma Press can also be found via the Centre for Australian Art website.



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