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An image of Japanese soldiers killed D-day by Frank Hodgkinson

Frank Hodgkinson

(Australia 28 Apr 1919 – 20 Oct 2001)

Title
Japanese soldiers killed D-day
Year
1945
Media category
Drawing
Materials used
pencil on cream wove paper
Dimensions

22.4 x 32.9 cm sight

Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r., pencil "Frank Hodgkinson ‘45".
Credit
Gift of Kate Hodgkinson, the artist's widow 2004
Accession number
105.2004
Copyright
© Frank Hodgkinson Estate
Location
Not on display
Further information

D-Day, Balikpapan is a study of the corpses of two Japanese soldiers. Drawn in Balikpapan, Borneo, the artist drew his subject in haste - he was discovered and shot at as he finished the drawing.

© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2004

Bibliography (1)

Jill Sykes, Look, 'The quick and the dead', pg. 46, Newtown, Jun 2006, 46 (colour illus.).