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Bim Hilder

(Australia 1909 – 08 Jun 1990)

The modern pyramid
(circa 1932)
Media category
Materials used
etching and aquatint, printed in black ink with plate tone on ivory wove paper

27.6 x 22.1 cm platemark; 33.4 x 26.0 cm sheet (irreg.)

Signature & date
Signed l.r. corner, pencil "Bim Hilder.". Not dated.
Purchased 1984
Accession number
Not on display
Further information

Bim Hilder worked predominantly as a sculptor, and had a particular interest in architecture, having worked as a builder with Walter Burley Griffin and Marian Mahoney on the development of the Sydney suburb of Castlecrag. Hilder studied etching with Sydney Long in 1928, and showed with the Australian Painter- Etchers’ Society in the late 1920s and 1930s.

"The modern pyramid" depicts the construction of the Anzac Memorial in
Sydney’s Hyde Park; completed in 1934, it was one of the most innovative fusions of modern architecture and sculpture in its day,
designed in the art-deco style by C Bruce Dellit and decorated with sculptures by Rayner Hoff.

from Anne Ryan, 'Australian etchings and engravings 1880s–1930s from the Gallery's collection', AGNSW, Sydney 2007

Bibliography (1)

Anne Ryan, Australian etchings and engravings 1880s–1930s from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 2007, 32, 32 (colour illus.). 42