Euan Macleod was born in Christchurch, New Zealand, in 1956. Since the early 1980’s his paintings have been exhibited regularly in both Australia and New Zealand, and his works are held in numerous public and private collections across Australia and around the world, including New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra and the National Museum Te Papa Tongarewa of New Zealand.
Macleod’s poignant pieces are characterized by broad energetic brushstrokes that depict vast landscapes, frequently inhabited by a lone, enigmatic figure. Throughout his prolific career, he has been honored with a number of prestigious prizes including the Archibald prize in 1999, followed by the Sulman Prize two years later. In 2006 he was awarded the Blake Prize for Religious Art, and, in 2009, he won the Gallipoli Art Prize.
He currently lives with his family in Sydney, and continues to travel and work extensively in Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and most recently, Hong Kong.