The Art of John Rigby

John Rigby passed away on 18 October 2012 at the age of 89. He was a well-established Australian artist based in Brisbane and particularly known for his Australian tropical and bush landscapes, genre and portraits. Rigby's career saw him painting in Australia, New Guinea, Europe, Egypt , Bali and the South Pacific since the 1940's.

A lavishly illustrated book, John Rigby: Art and Life, launched at the Queensland Art Gallery details his life and contains reproductions of more than 200 artworks. Click for a selection of 56 pages from "John Rigby: Art and Life"

The book is available at a special price from the Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art shops and their online book store.

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Click on the paintings or headings below to explore the different sections.

St Brigid's, Brisbane

Rigby News Items

Rigby Self Portrait

Biographical Details - 7 Sections


Landscapes & People

Margaret Rigby

Portraits and Figures

Nude on a Balcony



Rigby Cartoons, 1940s


Last updated  - 15 December 2012
(Recent changes/additions:  Rigby: Art and Life, Selected Media Coverage, News, Biographical Details, View 56 pages of John Rigby: Art and Life)

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(Copyright of all works is owned by the Estate of John T. Rigby.)