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Fred Williams

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

Tree pruning, from the album Volume 2
Media categories
Print, Book
Materials used
etching, drypoint, black ink on Kent paper
State ii of 3, ed. 5/10

11.1 x 18.8 cm platemark; 14.3 x 22.2 cm sheet; 28.0 x 42.5 x 3.2 cm book closed

Signature & date
Signed l.r., pencil "Fred Williams". Not dated.
Gift of Gwen Frolich 2004
Accession number
© Estate of Fred Williams
Not on display
Further information

Fred Williams was a major painter and draughtsman of the Australian landscape, and the most significant and influential Australian printmaker of the latter half of last century. His work has been the subject of a number of important exhibitions and publications in the past few years; most recently, his prints were shown in a solo exhibition at the British Museum in 2003.

© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2005

Bibliography (2)

Deborah Hart, Fred Williams: infinite horizons, 'Resurrecting the gum tree', pg. 44-59, Canberra, 2011, 46 (illus.). NOTE: This is not the AGNSW impression.

James Mollison, Fred Williams etchings, Woollahra, 1968.

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