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1958 Born in Sydney, Australia
1970 Final Year Art Prize, Sydney Grammar School
1971 Awarded First Prize, Sydney Morning Herald Young Artist Competition
1972 Commenced Law Studies, University of NSW
1973 Continued artistic experimentation with emphasis on painting in oil, acrylic, watercolour, gouache and tempera
Attended summer school at National Art School, Sydney
1974 Experience as assistant set designer with National Institute of Dramatic Art, University of NSW
Member of Sydney Contemporary Art Society
1975 Commenced art studies at Alexander Mackie College (National Art School)
1978 Awarded First Prize in Macquarie University Art Competition
1979 Travelled throughout Europe. Worked in studios in Cambridge, England, Dublin,
Ireland, Avignon, France and Cadaques, Spain. First meeting with
Salvador Dali at Dali Museum in Figueras, Spain
1980 Occasional visits to, and work as an assistant in, the studio of Salvador Dali
1981 On return to Spain continued visits to studio of Salvador Dali
1983 Represented, Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales
1985 Returned to Europe
Attended Eastern Art Seminar, Oxford, England
First visited Hong Kong
1986 Re-established residence in Spain
1986-87 Taught Art and English, Cadaques local secondary school
1992 Returned to Hong Kong
Commissioned to paint a series of paintings for the offices of Anderson Man Pacific Pty Ltd, Hong Kong
1996 Commissioned to paint a suite of pictures for Gold Coast Hotel, Hong Kong
Design for Ridgway’s American Bar, Wanchai, Hong Kong
1998 Returned to Cadaques, Spain
1999 Returned to Sydney, established studio at Greenwich, overlooking Lane Cove River

Solo Exhibitions

1977 First one-man show, Sydney
1980 Solo exhibition, Cadaques, Spain
1983 Solo exhibition, Sydney
1987 Solo exhibition, Cadaques, Spain
1988 Solo exhibition, Sydney
1989 Solo exhibition, Cadaques, Spain
1990 Solo exhibition, Amsterdam
Solo exhibition, Foreign Correspondents Club, Tokyo
Solo exhibition, Hong Kong
1991 Solo exhibition, Paris
1993 Solo exhibition, Foreign Correspondents Club, Hong Kong
1994 Solo exhibition, Barcelona, Spain
Solo exhibition, Los Angeles, USA
1995 Solo exhibition, Marseilles, France
Solo exhibition, Pacific Club, Tokyo
1997 Solo exhibition, Barcelona, Spain
Solo exhibition, Tokyo
1998 Solo exhibition, Cadaques, Spain
2000 Solo exhibition, Paris
2001 Solo exhibition, Amsterdam
2002 "Windows of the Sea, Painting and Lithographs by Phil Clarke" solo exhibition, Zee Stone Gallery, Hong Kong

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