(Australia 21 Nov 1915–20 Oct 2008)
37.8 x 51.0cm sheet
This drawing was made during the time of the US-led Gulf war with Iraq in 1990:
'I think it was some General involved in the war who said 'we must guard against euphoria', because they were winning ... that struck a chord and I wanted to say 'Guard against Euphoria', James Gleeson 27 August 2002.
War has been a subject for Gleeson from the start. As a boy he experienced the legacy of the First World War and he was an adult through the Second World War. Conflicts in various parts of the world continue to provide him with subject matter for his work.
Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, 'James Gleeson: drawings for paintings', Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2003, pg. 93.
Hendrik Kolenberg (Netherlands; Australia) (Author), Anne Ryan (Australia) (Author), James Gleeson: drawings for paintings, Domain, 2003, 93 (colour illus.). cat.no. 40
James Gleeson: drawings for paintings, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 12 Apr 2003–15 Jun 2003.
James Gleeson: Beyond the screen of sight, Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, 29 Oct 2004–27 Feb 2005.
James Gleeson: Beyond the screen of sight, National Gallery of Australia, 18 Mar 2005–13 Jun 2005.