Robert Hunter (1947-2014) was born in Melbourne, Victoria. Hunter’s work came to the fore during ‘The Field’ exhibition, which opened at the National Gallery of Victoria in 1968. Considered the leading exponent of minimal/conceptual painting to emerge in Australia during the late 1960s, Robert Hunter has pursued a singular line of enquiry during the past 45 years. His work was exhibited in the 1974 MOMA exhibition Eight Contemporary Artists and since then he has exhibited widely both within Australia and internationally. Key exhibitions include solo shows at the seminal, avant-garde Melbourne gallery Pinacotheca from 1970–1996. A major retrospective of Hunter’s work was presented at The National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne in 2018. Hunter’s work is held in all major public collections within Australia.