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An image of Landscape with hillside by Fred Williams

Fred Williams

(Australia, England 23 Jan 1927 – 22 Apr 1982)

Landscape with hillside
Media category
Materials used
watercolour, gouache on paper

44.5 x 53.0 cm image; 73.0 x 79.8 x 3.8 cm frame

Signature & date
Signed l.l., pen and black ink "Fred Williams". Not dated.
Purchased 1980
Accession number
© Estate of Fred Williams
Not on display
Further information

In 1969 Fred Williams made a number of landscapes distinctive for their matt, opaque ground which he painted first and allowed to dry completely, before applying further marks upon the surface to create an image. These works are characterised by an increased flatness and abstraction and led to the austere Australian landscape series of the same year.

© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2005

Bibliography (1)

Barry Pearce, Three years on: a selection of acquisitions 1978-1981, 'Australian Art', pg. 5-26, Sydney, 1981, 26 (illus.). 26

Exhibition history (2)

Three years on: acquisitions 1978-81, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 15 Oct 1981–01 Dec 1981

Australian Collection Focus: Fred Williams gouaches, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 09 Mar 2005–01 May 2005