(Australia, England 1927–1982)
57.0 x 76.5cm sheet
It's the kind of country you have to be born into – or be just plain 'hardy', but tremendously attractive to look at – the fascinating patches of snow form themselves into very inventive shapes.
- Fred Williams 1975
Fred Williams and his family took a holiday at the Kosciuszko National Park in January 1975. Although it was mid summer, the weather was unseasonably cold and there were traces of snow on the peaks. Williams made a number of studies of the landscape in acrylic and then gouache. This work depicts a sudden summer snowstorm.
© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2005
'Celebrating Fred Williams' by Hendrik Kolenberg, pg. 24-25., Look Nov 2004, Nov 2004, 24 (colour illus.).
James Mollison (Australia, b.1932) (Author), Dana Rowan (Editor), A singular vision: the art of Fred Williams, Canberra, 1989, 191-197. General reference to paintings from this period.
Patrick McCaughey (Northern Ireland; Australia, b.1943) (Author), Fred Williams 1927-1982, Kensington, 1980, 287-288. General reference to paintings from this period.
Australian Collection Focus: Fred Williams gouaches, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 09 Mar 2005–01 May 2005.