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An image of (Sunbathers) by Charles Blackman

Charles Blackman

(Australia 12 Aug 1928 – )

Title
(Sunbathers)
Year
circa 1953-circa 1954
Media category
Drawing
Materials used
charcoal on thin buff wove paper
Dimensions

52.3 x 61.4 cm image; 68.7 x 86.4 cm sheet

Signature & date
Signed lower c., blue ball-point pen "Blackman". Not dated.
Credit
Gift of Gwen Frolich 2001
Accession number
112.2001
Copyright
© Charles Blackman. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney
Location
Not on display
Further information

This is one of a number of drawings Blackman made over a period of eight months in 1953-54. He had begun the renowned 'Schoolgirl series' in 1952, further developing it the following year. The series also included images of swimmers, at St Kilda. These were among the works that established his career as a major Australian artist. The drawings have subsequently come to epitomize the best of his work.

Australian Art Department, AGNSW, 2001