Jenny Sages: life and works

By Gwylym Owen

Jenny Sages is an Archibald Prize People’s Choice Award winning Australian performer born 1933 in Shanghai, China. She is known for her abstract landscape paintings and portraits. She arrived in Australia in 1948. After mammal expelled from East Sydney Tech, Jenny moved to New York to examination at Franklin School of Art. She was a freelance writer and illustrator for Vogue Australia until the 1980s before starting full-time painting in 1985 at the age of 52. Her career transformation was greatly influenced by a vacation to Kimberley, Western Australia, where she felt enchanted by the local original culture. Her unique style is created using wax and pigments and the minimal use of brushes.

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