(Australia, England 1927–1982)
44.5 x 53.0cm image; 73.0 x 79.8 x 3.8cm frame
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
Art Gallery of New South Wales (Australia, estab. 1874) (Author), Three years on: a selection of acquisitions 1978-1981, Sydney, 1981, 26 (illus.). cat.no. 26
Three years on: Acquisitions 1978-81, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 15 Oct 1981–01 Dec 1981.
Australian Collection Focus: Fred Williams gouaches, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 09 Mar 2005–01 May 2005.