Erwin Fabian

Recent Sculptures
29 April – 24 May

erwin-fabian

Erwin Fabian

Lampedusa 170×72×85cm steel

Erwin Fabian

Recent Sculptures
29 April – 24 May
Opening 6pm Tuesday 2 May

Erwin Fabian, son of the painter Max Fabian (1873-1926), was born in Berlin in 1915. He left for England in 1938, was interned, and deported to Australia in 1940 on the troopship Dunera. After internment, Fabian joined the Australian Army, and later transferred to the Army Education Unit, to do covers and illustrations for its ‘Current Affairs Bulletin’, until demobilisation in 1946. He left Australia for London in 1949 where he worked as a graphic designer until the 1960s, lecturing in Graphic Design at the London School of Printing and Graphic Arts. Returned to Australia in 1962. His first exhibition of sculpture was at the Hungry Horse Gallery in Sydney in 1965. In 2000-2001, a large retrospective exhibition, ‘Max und Erwin Fabian: Berlin – London – Melbourne’, was held in the Stadtmuseum Berlin (Ephraim Palais).

1 May 2017
Erwin’s Century
Interview by Jana Wendt for SBS
with images by Damien Pleming
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