Artist Profile: Fred Himmelsbach.;
East Sydney Technical College, 1960 - 64; Commercial Arts Course. Subjects included Still Life,Antique, Anatomy and Life Drawing, Lettering, Composition, Lay-out, Watercolours and Oils.;
Studied Portraits in Oils with Patricia Moran at the Victorian Arts Society, Melbourne, Australia in 1988 for one year and attended weekly Life Drawing sessions at Vic. Arts from 1989 - 92.;
Part-time Freelance Commercial Artist, 1965 - 79, mainly for the Music Industry, designing posters, album covers and band/company logos. Began landscape oil painting in 1985 with the Riddells Creek Art Society, as well as painting on location and in home studio.;
Victorian Arts Society (Vic Arts), 1989 - 92.
Riddells Creek Arts Society (RCAS), 1985 - 86; 1998 - 99.
"The Storyteller" Exhibition at Heathcote Winery, September to November 2003;
Riddells Creek Arts Society, 1986 & 99.
Victorian Arts Society, 1989, 90 & 91.
Sunbury Art Gallery, 1988 - 99.
Woodend Lions Art Show, 1999.
Camberwell Rotary Art Show, 1999 & 2000.
Bendigo Rotary Art Show, 19999 & 2000.
Dandenong Rotary Art Show, 2000.
Heathcote Winery, 2003. First Solo Exhibition, "The Storyteller", featuring paintings about American Indian culture and spirituality.
Most popular painting, Riddells Creek Art Show, 19999.;
Preferred Art Medium:;
"Art Spectrum" Soft Pastels on "Art Spectrum" Colour Fix Multi-Media paper, as well as Charcoal on "Canson" paper - and, occasionally, Oils on Gesso- primed boards or canvasses.