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David Brian Wilson

(Australia 12 Jul 1946 – 26 Mar 1998)

(Dead) hawk
Media category
Materials used
oil on canvas

66.0 x 55.6 cm stretcher

Signature & date
Signed and dated c.r., brown oil "WILSON 96".
Gift of Helen Glad in memory of her mother Jane Glad (Lindsay) and David Brian Wilson 2000
Accession number
Not on display
Further information

David Wilson distinguished himself as both draughtsman, and teacher of drawing at the Julian Ashton Art School (where he trained) and in Bathurst, at his own school and at the campus of Charles Sturt University. He was however also a fine and gifted painter of the figure and of landscape.

Among David Wilson's works are numerous studies of animals and birds, reflecting a particular interest he had in them, and his life in the small rural township of Rockley near Bathurst. '(Dead) hawk' is one of his most accomplished studies of a bird and reveals his rare powers of observation and skills as a painter.

Australian Art Department, AGNSW, 2000

Bibliography (3)

Hendrik Kolenberg, Look, 'Figures and landscape', pg. 20-21, South Yarra, Sep 2001, 20 (colour illus.), 21.

Hendrik Kolenberg, Australian drawings from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 1997, 12, 134 (colour illus.).

Hendrik Kolenberg, David Brian Wilson 1946-1998 Retrospective, Bathurst, 2001, 19, 32, 56 (colour illus.), , 60. 38

Exhibition history (3)

David Brian Wilson and Ingrid Morley, Artarmon Galleries, Artarmon, 27 Apr 1998–12 May 1998

From the collection of Jane Glad, Sydney Town Hall, Australia, 26 Jun 2000–26 Jun 2000

David Brian Wilson 1946-1998 retrospective: