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An image of (Untitled) by Allan Mitelman

Allan Mitelman

(Australia, Poland 06 Aug 1946 – )

Title
(Untitled)
Year
2004
Media categories
Watercolour, Drawing
Materials used
watercolour, pen and ink on white wove card
Dimensions

25.3 x 14.4 cm sheet

Signature & date
Signed and dated l.l., pen and black ink "AM 04". Signed and dated l.r. corner verso on sheet, pen and black ink "04 AM".
Credit
Gift of Andrew Douglas 2009. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
Accession number
242.2009
Copyright
© Allan Mitelman. Licensed by Viscopy, Australia
Location
Not on display
Further information

Mitelman's seemingly casual or ephemeral abstract mark-making aligns him with the work of the celebrated American artist Cy Twombly, whom he admires, but his work perhaps owes more to an early, arguably formative, admiration of the German/Swiss artist Paul Klee than anyone else. It also reflects a singular, obsessive, highly tactile and rarified sensibility that has not surprisingly found a remarkably diverse and extensive following amongst lovers and collectors of Australian art.

Mitelman has been the subject of several survey exhibitions and publications. He lives in Melbourne and exhibits nationally.