David Aspden had his first solo exhibition aged thirty in 1965. His career rose quickly after this as Aspden came to represent the vanguard of Australia's formal colour abstractionists. Aspden was included in The Field exhibition, which opened the National Gallery of Victoria in 1968. The Field remains a pinnacle point in the history of Australian art.

Essentially, Aspden's art has explored colour interactions, from the most subtle to the most clamorous and pulsating.

As early as 1970, in an essay on Aspden in Art International, Terry Smith described him as “Australia’s leading colour-painter”.

Gender Male
Country of Birth England
Date of Death 2005