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An image of Little man by Fred Williams

Fred Williams

(Australia, England 23 Jan 1927 – 22 Apr 1982)

Title
Little man
Year
1955-1956
Media category
Print
Materials used
etching, aquatint, engraving, drypoint, printed in black ink on Kent paper
Edition
12/16
Dimensions

23.2 x 12.8 cm platemark; 26.9 x 16.0 cm sheet

Signature & date
Signed l.r., pencil "Fred Williams". Not dated.
Credit
Bequest of Professor Douglas Joseph 1990
Accession number
273.1990
Copyright
© Estate of Fred Williams
Location
Not on display
Further information

Williams began making etchings in 1954, while a student at the Central School of Arts and Crafts in London. Inspired to some degree by Sickert and Daumier, his subjects during this period, were often taken from drawings made on the spot of street-life and performers in music halls.

Australian Art Department, AGNSW, 2000

Bibliography (1)

Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, Fred Williams: from music hall to landscape, drawings and prints, Sydney, 2001, 15 (illus.), 21 (illus.). cat.no. 21

Exhibition history (2)

Australian icons: twenty artists from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 04 Aug 2000–03 Dec 2000

Fred Williams: from music hall to landscape, drawings and prints, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 25 Aug 2001–25 Nov 2001