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Title

(Terrace houses)

circa 1956


Artist

Brett Whiteley

Australia, England

07 Apr 1939 - 15 Jun 1992


About

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.


Details


Place where the work was made

Sydney New South Wales Australia


Date

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


Location

Not on display


Accession number

206.2012


Artist information

Brett Whiteley

Works in the collection

84


Place

Where the work was made
Sydney