(Australia 1932– )
150.0 x 360.0cm sheet
The subject of Kevin Connor's Sulman Prize winning gouache is anxiety - a dark nervous tremor is at the core of the work. Based on numerous drawings made at Gare du Nord, Paris as he observed the life of the busiest of railways stations, it reflects a lifelong preoccupation - his fascination at human behaviour wherever people congregate - food halls, railway stations, inner city streets etc. A central feature of the gouache is a man who frequents the area around the Gare du Nord who appears to have itchy fingers, observed on many occasions by the artist on his many visits to Paris.
© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2002
'Drawing on an artist's life' by Jill Sykes, pg. 20-23., Look Apr 2006, Apr 2006, 21.
'Australian PDW Benefactors' by Anne Ryan., Foundation Newsletter #2 May 2003, May 2003, (colour illus.).