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An image of Hillock by Fred Williams

Fred Williams

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

Place of origin
Media category
Materials used
gouache on ivory Arches paper

51.7 x 53.8 cm sheet (irreg.)

Signature & date
Signed l.r., black gouache "Fred Williams.". Not dated.
Ruth Komon Bequest in memory of Rudy Komon 2004
Accession number
© Estate of Fred Williams
Not on display
Further information

This gouache is from the 'Hillside and hummock in the landscape' series of 1965-67. It was painted at Upwey the year following Williams' return from Europe where he had been on the Helena Rubinstein Scholarship. The image draws directly on the hilly landscapes of Fern Tree Gully and Lysterfield, not far from his home at Upwey. The arc of the hillside as horizon is the dominant element of the landscape in Hillock, accentuated further by the painted pink and blue sky, which is, unusually, more illustrative.

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

Bibliography (2)

Hendrik Kolenberg, Look, 'Celebrating Fred Williams', pg. 24-25, Newtown, Nov 2004, front cover (colour illus.), 5 (colour illus.).

Patrick McCaughey, Fred Williams 1927-1982, Kensington, 1980, 182, 203. Plate no. 90, 'Hillock I', is a related work, as is 'Landscape with burning tree' 1968, reproduced on page 203

Exhibition history (1)

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