Archibald winner Adam Cullen dies

THE Archibald Prize-winning artist Adam Cullen, one of Australia's best known contemporary artists, familiar for his distinctive portraits of high-profile Australians such as actor David Wenham, has died.

The 47-year-old artist's lawyer and friend, Charles Waterstreet, confirmed Cullen's death to The Age.

''I have just spoken to Adam's father Kevin who was with him yesterday,'' said Mr Waterstreet.

Actor Max Cullen is the artist's second cousin.

Mr Waterstreet said Cullen had died in his sleep and was found by a family member on Sunday.

 

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