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An image of (Terrace houses) by Brett Whiteley

Brett Whiteley

(Australia, England 07 Apr 1939 – 15 Jun 1992)

Title
(Terrace houses)
Place of origin
SydneyNew South WalesAustralia
Year
circa 1956
Media category
Painting
Materials used
oil on hardboard (masonite)
Dimensions

37.7 x 60.0 cm board; 60.0 x 83.3 x 3.4 cm frame

Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Bequest of Beryl Whiteley 2012
Accession number
206.2012
Copyright
© Wendy Whiteley
Location
Not on display
Further information

As a young artist, Whiteley often depicted the streets and buildings of Sydney, where he lived and worked, influenced by the palette and forms of the paintings of Australian artists Lloyd Rees, William Dobell, Sali Herman and Russell Drysdale. '(Terrace houses)' is certainly reminiscent of the cityscapes of Sali Herman which the young Whiteley saw in the collection of the AGNSW, and shows his growing confidence in the handling of shape, colour and texture.