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Title

Dancer

1955-1956


Artist

Fred Williams

Australia, England

23 Jan 1927 - 22 Apr 1982


About

Fred Williams was born in Richmond, Victoria and studied at the National Gallery School, Melbourne and George Bell School from 1944-49. In 1951 he moved to London where he studied at the Chelsea Art School (1951-55). He began making etchings in 1954 while a student at the Central School of Arts and Crafts (1954-56). These were figurative, often of performers in the music halls, inspired by Walter Richard Sickert (1860-1942). The majority were made from drawings made on the spot, some of which were also developed as paintings. He returned to Australia in 1957 and turned to landscape for his subject matter in painting and etching. The plate for 'Dancer' is extant. The Gallery has 20 etchings by Williams.

Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, 'Australian prints from the Gallery's collection', AGNSW, 1998


Details


Date

1955-1956


Media category

Print


Materials used

etching, aquatint, drypoint, warm black ink on ivory Japanese paper


Edition

9/14, final 6th state


Dimensions

14.1 x 10.3 cm platemark; 26.0 x 20.7 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed l.r., pencil "Fred Williams.". Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1995


Location

Not on display


Accession number

170.1995


Artist information

Fred Williams

Works in the collection

222


Shown in 3 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 3 publications

Bibliography


Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, Fred Williams: from music hall to landscape, drawings and prints, Sydney, 2001, 18 (colour illus.), 61 (illus.). cat.no. 17

Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, Australian prints from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 1998, 98 (illus.). cat.no. 82

Anne Ryan, Look, 'Fred Williams: the graphic works', pg. 20-21, Melbourne, Aug 2001, 20 (illus.).