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Title

Snow storm, Perisher Valley II


Artist

Fred Williams

Australia, England

23 Jan 1927 - 22 Apr 1982


About

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


Details


Place where the work was made

Kosciuzko National Park New South Wales Australia


Date

(1975)


Media category

Drawing


Materials used

gouache on ivory Arches paper


Dimensions

57.0 x 76.5 cm sheet


Signature & date

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


Credit

Ruth Komon Bequest in memory of Rudy Komon 2004


Location

Not on display


Accession number

166.2004


Artist information

Fred Williams

Works in the collection

222


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 3 publications

Bibliography


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

Patrick McCaughey, Fred Williams 1927-1982, Kensington, 1980, 287-288. General reference to paintings from this period.

James Mollison, A singular vision: the art of Fred Williams, Canberra, 1989, 191-197. General reference to paintings from this period.