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Title

Saplings, Wedderburn


Artist

Fred Williams

Australia, England

23 Jan 1927 - 22 Apr 1982


About

In 1970, Fred Williams began using a new format composed of strips that grew out of his observation of the landscape in relation to the horizon. The strip format developed from a series of gouaches painted from the 24th floor of the AMP tower in Bourke Street, Melbourne, which afforded him a new angle on the landscape. He was to use this device frequently from that time on, especially when painting coastal subjects.

'Saplings, Wedderburn' was painted while Williams was staying with his friend and fellow artist, Ian Armstrong. It is one of the very few strip gouaches made on a vertically oriented sheet.

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


Details


Date

(1971)


Media category

Drawing


Materials used

gouache on ivory Arches paper


Dimensions

79.2 x 58.3 cm sheet (irreg.)


Signature & date

Signed l.l., pen and black ink "Fred Williams.". Not dated.


Credit

Ruth Komon Bequest in memory of Rudy Komon 2004


Location

Not on display


Accession number

163.2004


Artist information

Fred Williams

Works in the collection

222


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Hendrik Kolenberg, Look, 'Celebrating Fred Williams', pg. 24-25, Sydney, Nov 2004, 25 (colour illus.).