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James Gleeson

(Australia 21 Nov 1915 – 20 Oct 2008)

Study for 'An autumn incident'
Media categories
Drawing, Collage
Materials used
charcoal, paper collage on white wove paper

38.0 x 51.1 cm sheet

Signature & date
Signed and dated l.l., charcoal "Gleeson 2.1.91".
Gift of the artist 2001
Accession number
Not on display
Further information

It is these drawings over which Gleeson places a gridded sheet of Perspex in order to transfer the image onto canvas. Therefore they are more than merely preliminary studies, but are the basis for, or final design for each painting.

Australian Art Department, AGNSW, 2001

Bibliography (2)

Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, James Gleeson: drawings for paintings, Sydney, 2003, 96 (colour illus.). 42

Charles Nodrum., James Gleeson: The sea, 'James Gleeson: the sea', Richmond, 2003. 5; this is the final painting from which the gallery's drawing is a study

Exhibition history (1)

James Gleeson: drawings for paintings, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 12 Apr 2003–15 Jun 2003