JOHN  PARRY

2015 : Photo taken by A Zois
2015 : Photo taken by A Zois

 

Born : 2nd June 1938 -  Ballarat, Victoria

Died : 20th February 2022 - Woombye, Queensland, Australia

Married : Maria ( deceased )

Children : 3 daughter

 

ART PAINTER

 

AUSTRALIAN

 

Contact :  parryjohnh@yahoo.com

John with his late wife Maria at their Queensland home.
John with his late wife Maria at their Queensland home.

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1. " O Parvardigar " ; Courtesy of the John & Wendy Borthwick Collection
1. " O Parvardigar " ; Courtesy of the John & Wendy Borthwick Collection
1. Close up of  " O Parvardigar " ; Courtesy of the John & Wendy Borthwick Collection
1. Close up of " O Parvardigar " ; Courtesy of the John & Wendy Borthwick Collection
2. " When I Speak " ; Courtesy of the John & Wendy Borthwick Collection
2. " When I Speak " ; Courtesy of the John & Wendy Borthwick Collection
Detail of No. 2   " When I Speak " ; Courtesy of John and Wendy Borthwick
Detail of No. 2 " When I Speak " ; Courtesy of John and Wendy Borthwick
3. " Merwan Meeting Babajan & Upasni Maharaj" : Courtesy of John Parry
3. " Merwan Meeting Babajan & Upasni Maharaj" : Courtesy of John Parry
4. " Bathing the Leper " ; Courtesy of John Parry
4. " Bathing the Leper " ; Courtesy of John Parry
5. " Baba, Eruch and Francis " ; Courtesy of the John & Wendy Borthwick Collection
5. " Baba, Eruch and Francis " ; Courtesy of the John & Wendy Borthwick Collection
6. " Baba and Eruch in New Zealand " : Courtesy of John Parry
6. " Baba and Eruch in New Zealand " : Courtesy of John Parry
7. " Looking for Meher Baba  " : Courtesy of the John & Wendy Borthwick Collection
7. " Looking for Meher Baba " : Courtesy of the John & Wendy Borthwick Collection
8. " Last Meeting " ; Courtesy of Ted & Janet Judson
8. " Last Meeting " ; Courtesy of Ted & Janet Judson
9. " Under the Frangipani Tree " ; Courtesy of the John & Wendy Borthwick Collection
9. " Under the Frangipani Tree " ; Courtesy of the John & Wendy Borthwick Collection
10. " Glimpses of Meher Baba 1 " : Courtesy of John & Wendy Borthwick Collection
10. " Glimpses of Meher Baba 1 " : Courtesy of John & Wendy Borthwick Collection
John Parry drawn by Trisha Migdoll
John Parry drawn by Trisha Migdoll
11. " Baba Within " ; Courtesy of Maria Parry
11. " Baba Within " ; Courtesy of Maria Parry
59. Study for " Baba Within " - Courtesy of John Herbert
59. Study for " Baba Within " - Courtesy of John Herbert
12. " Glimpses of Meher Baba 2 ":  Courtesy of John Parry
12. " Glimpses of Meher Baba 2 ": Courtesy of John Parry
13. Cover
13. Cover
14. Courtesy of the Paul & Ann Smith Collection
14. Courtesy of the Paul & Ann Smith Collection
15. Oil pastel - "Francis Brabazon " ; Courtesy of John Parry
15. Oil pastel - "Francis Brabazon " ; Courtesy of John Parry
16. Cover of Meher Australia newsletter ; April 1989
16. Cover of Meher Australia newsletter ; April 1989
17. " I was Khrishna, I was Jesus, I am Now Meher Baba No.1"  : Courtesy of Jagrati Buggia, Sonoma, CA.,USA ; Cover of Meher Australia newsletter ; September 2012
17. " I was Khrishna, I was Jesus, I am Now Meher Baba No.1" : Courtesy of Jagrati Buggia, Sonoma, CA.,USA ; Cover of Meher Australia newsletter ; September 2012
18. " Happy Baba Bird-thday " :  Property of Rainy Day Designs
18. " Happy Baba Bird-thday " : Property of Rainy Day Designs
19. Cover of Meher Australia newsletter ; March 1986
19. Cover of Meher Australia newsletter ; March 1986
20. Detail of " Baba & Mehera " No.10 : Courtesy of John Parry
20. Detail of " Baba & Mehera " No.10 : Courtesy of John Parry
2017 : photo taken by Anthony Zois
2017 : photo taken by Anthony Zois
21. " White Sadhra " :   Courtesy of John & Wendy Borthwick Collection
21. " White Sadhra " : Courtesy of John & Wendy Borthwick Collection
22. " Truth & Truths Body " :  Courtesy of John & Wendy Borthwick Collection
22. " Truth & Truths Body " : Courtesy of John & Wendy Borthwick Collection
23. " i to I " ( Eye to Eye ) : Courtesy of John & Wendy Borthwick  Collection
23. " i to I " ( Eye to Eye ) : Courtesy of John & Wendy Borthwick Collection
24. " I Have Come " : Courtesy of John Parry
24. " I Have Come " : Courtesy of John Parry
25. " Lord Meher " : Courtesy of John Parry
25. " Lord Meher " : Courtesy of John Parry
26. " Steps to His Feet " : Courtesy of John Parry
26. " Steps to His Feet " : Courtesy of John Parry
27. " The Awakener " : Courtesy of John Parry
27. " The Awakener " : Courtesy of John Parry
28. " The Lord Walks on Myrtle Beach " : Courtesy of John Parry
28. " The Lord Walks on Myrtle Beach " : Courtesy of John Parry
29. " At His Feet " :  Courtesy of Nick & Ruth Williams
29. " At His Feet " : Courtesy of Nick & Ruth Williams
Book cover for the 2019 printing of "In Dust I Sing" by Francis Brabazon
Book cover for the 2019 printing of "In Dust I Sing" by Francis Brabazon
30. " Baba at the Movies " :  Courtesy of Peter Rowan
30. " Baba at the Movies " : Courtesy of Peter Rowan
31. " The Infinite One " : Courtesy of Valeria Violati, Assisi, Italy
31. " The Infinite One " : Courtesy of Valeria Violati, Assisi, Italy
32. " Not We But One " : Courtesy of John & Hannah Mercurio
32. " Not We But One " : Courtesy of John & Hannah Mercurio
33. " Last Meeting 1 " : Courtesy of Peter & Kathy Milne
33. " Last Meeting 1 " : Courtesy of Peter & Kathy Milne
35. " Last Meeting with Upasni 2 " : Courtesy of Peter & Kathie Milne
35. " Last Meeting with Upasni 2 " : Courtesy of Peter & Kathie Milne
34. " Last Meeting..  No.3  " :  Courtesy of John & Jeanette Isaac-Young
34. " Last Meeting.. No.3 " : Courtesy of John & Jeanette Isaac-Young
36. " Baba at Sydney Airport " : Courtesy of Paul & Julie Morris,  Perth, W.A.
36. " Baba at Sydney Airport " : Courtesy of Paul & Julie Morris, Perth, W.A.
37. Meher Baba - Oil Pastel : Courtesy of Marge Libioron, India
37. Meher Baba - Oil Pastel : Courtesy of Marge Libioron, India
38. " Merwan meets Babajan " :  New Zealand Collection
38. " Merwan meets Babajan " : New Zealand Collection
39." Reality and Illusion " : Courtesy of Paul Boston
39." Reality and Illusion " : Courtesy of Paul Boston
40. " Silence " - 1984 :  Courtesy of John Parry
40. " Silence " - 1984 : Courtesy of John Parry
41." The One behind the many " :  Courtesy of John Parry
41." The One behind the many " : Courtesy of John Parry
2016
2016
42. " The New Life " - 2001:  Courtesy of Craig San Roque
42. " The New Life " - 2001: Courtesy of Craig San Roque
43. " Thinking of Baba " - 1968 :  Courtesy of Francis Brabazon Estate
43. " Thinking of Baba " - 1968 : Courtesy of Francis Brabazon Estate
44. " I Have Come " :  Courtesy of John Parry
44. " I Have Come " : Courtesy of John Parry
45. " I  AM THAT ANCIENT ONE " : Courtesy of John & Wendy  Borthwick
45. " I AM THAT ANCIENT ONE " : Courtesy of John & Wendy Borthwick
46. " Glimpses of Meher Baba  No.3 " :  Courtesy of John Parry
46. " Glimpses of Meher Baba No.3 " : Courtesy of John Parry
47. " Reality & illusion  No.2 " : Courtesy of Peter & Kathie Milne
47. " Reality & illusion No.2 " : Courtesy of Peter & Kathie Milne
48. " Last Meeting  No.4 " : Courtesy of Anthony & Charmaine Foley
48. " Last Meeting No.4 " : Courtesy of Anthony & Charmaine Foley
49. " I was Khrishna, I was Jesus, I am Now Meher Baba  No.2 " : Courtesy of Anthony & Charmaine Foley
49. " I was Khrishna, I was Jesus, I am Now Meher Baba No.2 " : Courtesy of Anthony & Charmaine Foley
50. " Rose Meher Baba " : Courtesy of Anthony & Charmaine Foley
50. " Rose Meher Baba " : Courtesy of Anthony & Charmaine Foley
51." Sketch for myself in You " : Courtesy of Anthony & Charmaine Foley
51." Sketch for myself in You " : Courtesy of Anthony & Charmaine Foley
52. Sketch for " Awaken Myself in You " : Courtesy of Anthony & Charmaine Foley
52. Sketch for " Awaken Myself in You " : Courtesy of Anthony & Charmaine Foley
53. "God Man " : oil pastel - Courtesy of John Herbert
53. "God Man " : oil pastel - Courtesy of John Herbert
54. "Meher Baba " : Courtesy of David and Gusi Bowling
54. "Meher Baba " : Courtesy of David and Gusi Bowling
55.  Lord Buddha, Jesus , Muhammad  1- Courtesy of John Herbert
55. Lord Buddha, Jesus , Muhammad 1- Courtesy of John Herbert
56.  Lord Buddha, Jesus , Muhammad  2 - Courtesy of John Herbert
56. Lord Buddha, Jesus , Muhammad 2 - Courtesy of John Herbert
57. Baba and the Mandali at lunch .  Courtesy of John Herbert
57. Baba and the Mandali at lunch . Courtesy of John Herbert
58.  "Baba and Mehera " - Couretsy of John Herbert
58. "Baba and Mehera " - Couretsy of John Herbert
60. "The  Avatar " - Courtesy of John Herbert
60. "The Avatar " - Courtesy of John Herbert
61. "Not We But One " courtesy  of John Herbert
61. "Not We But One " courtesy of John Herbert
62. "All Are One " courtesy of Paul and Anne Smith
62. "All Are One " courtesy of Paul and Anne Smith
63. "Tree of Life " - Courtesy of Peter and Cathy Milne
63. "Tree of Life " - Courtesy of Peter and Cathy Milne
64.  " A visit to His Samadhi " - Courtesy of John  Herbert
64. " A visit to His Samadhi " - Courtesy of John Herbert
65.  " Bathing the Lepers " - Courtesy of Mehera Parry
65. " Bathing the Lepers " - Courtesy of Mehera Parry
66. "Truth and Truths Body " Courtesy of Heather Nadel
66. "Truth and Truths Body " Courtesy of Heather Nadel
67. Upasni Maharaj  last meeting with Meher Baba.  Courtesy of Valeria Violati, Assisi , Italy
67. Upasni Maharaj last meeting with Meher Baba. Courtesy of Valeria Violati, Assisi , Italy
68. "At the Samadhi" 1980 :  Courtesy of John & Wendy Borthwick
68. "At the Samadhi" 1980 : Courtesy of John & Wendy Borthwick
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69 .
70. Gates of the New Life. Courtesy of Craig San Roque.
70. Gates of the New Life. Courtesy of Craig San Roque.

Drawings & Sketches

 

Private collection
Private collection

A favorite painting of Francis Brabazon, by John Parry.

2016 : View of Avatar's Abode in the far distance from John's backyard. Photo taken by Anthony Zois
2016 : View of Avatar's Abode in the far distance from John's backyard. Photo taken by Anthony Zois
2016 : John at his home with Avatar's Abode in the distance. Photo taken by Anthony Zois
2016 : John at his home with Avatar's Abode in the distance. Photo taken by Anthony Zois

1984  NEW ZEALAND EXHIBITION  REVIEW

Clive Tunnicliffe's tribute to John Parry. Clive said of John ;" In my opinion John was the only Baba artist to attempt see beyond His physical beauty".
Clive Tunnicliffe's tribute to John Parry. Clive said of John ;" In my opinion John was the only Baba artist to attempt see beyond His physical beauty".

MEMORIAL SERVICE

John Parry 02.06.1938 - 20.02.2022 

John went to Baba on Sunday night at 9:27pm with his three girls by his side. We invite you to gather with us at Avatar's Abode on Saturday 26th of February to celebrate his life. 

Funeral Details 

We invite those who wish to honour John's life to attend, either in person or via live stream. 

( This was cancelled later due to flooding in the area ).

When: Saturday, 26th February at 10am

Where: The Shed, Avatar’s Abode 48 Meher Road, Kiels Mountain

In His love
Avatar’s Abode Trust on behalf of the Parry family