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Title

Cigarette still life


Artist

Frank Hinder

Australia

26 Jun 1906 - 31 Dec 1992


About

Frank Hinder studied in Sydney before moving to the USA for nine years to further his training, most significantly with Emil Bisttram at the New York School of Fine and Applied Arts and later at his summer school at Taos, New Mexico. When Hinder returned to Sydney in 1935, he had absorbed a broad knowledge of European and American abstraction, becoming a key Australian mid century abstractionist.

Hinder was one of the founding members of the Contemporary Art Society in Sydney in 1939 and like his peers Margel Hinder, Ralph Balson and Grace Crowley, had a strong interest in cubist and constructivist principles, theories of dynamic symmetry, and philosophies of theosophy and anthroposophy. The Gallery has a substantial collection of Hinder's prints, drawings and watercolours.

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


Details


Date

1935


Media category

Drawing


Materials used

pencil, watercolour


Dimensions

24.0 x 16.5; 43.0 x 34.6 x 1.5 cm Frame


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r. corner, pencil "F.C. HINDER -3 (illeg.)".


Credit

Purchased 1980


Location

Not on display


Accession number

148.1980


Artist information

Frank Hinder

Works in the collection

160


Shown in 3 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 4 publications

Bibliography


Nicolas Draffin, Three years on: a selection of acquisitions 1978-1981, 'Prints and Drawings - Australia, European and American', pg. 47-66, Sydney, 1981, 64 (illus.). cat.no. 36

Rodney James., WARNING: Smoking has been linked to some of the most powerful images of the twentieth century, 'Come to where the flavour is, smoking, cigarettes + modernity', Mornington, 2006. List of works.

Terence Maloon, Sydney moderns: art for a new world, 'The pedagogy of modern art: the quest for modernity by Australian artists abroad', pg. 239-251, Sydney, 2013, 245 (colour illus.), 313, 322.

Ross Mellick and Nick Waterlow, Spirit and place: Art in Australia 1861-1996, Sydney, Nov 1996, 147.