Victorian- based painter, printmaker and sculptor, Rick Amor was born in 1948 in Frankston, Victoria. He completed a Certificate of Art at the Caulfield Institute of Art in 1965 and from 1966 to 1968 he studied at the National Gallery School in Melbourne where he received an Associate Diploma of Painting. He has worked in London, New York and Barcelona, thanks to several Australian Council studio residencies.
Appointed as an Official War Artist in 1999, Amor traveled to East Timor to document the devastated land and the reconstruction efforts of the peacekeepers. Amor’s first exhibition was in 1974 at the Joseph Brown Gallery and he has since held over 35 solo exhibitions, showing annually at Niagara Galleries for the past 20 years. In 1993 the Bendigo Art Gallery mounted an exhibition celebrating Amor’s work as a printmaker and graphic artist.